THE MONTH OF MARCH SHALL BE A MONTH OF BREAKING NEW GROUNDS
IT IS UNSCRIPTURAL, IT IS NOT BIBLICAL TO BE DEPRESSED; YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES NOTWITHSTANDING.
YOU DON’T GET SHORTER BECAUSE YOU ARE SICK.
IF YOU SEE ANY BELIEVER WITH LONG FACES, TELL HIM, “REJOICE, THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE. WE SHALL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT.”
CHARGE HIM UP, DON’T JOIN HIM.
IF HE IS UNCHARGEABLE: RELOCATE. YOU NEED TO RETAIN YOUR JOY.
IT SHALL BE A MONTH OF OPEN REWARDS FOR YOUR SECRET LABOURS.
– Bishop David Oyedepo at CHoP
For a brand-new month with brand-new blessings already reserved for you, give God thanks one more time. Brand-new month with brand-new order of blessings reserved for you, your household, your business, your career, your health. Brand-new month with brand-new package of blessings, thank You Jesus.
I want to thank You for this brand-new month. I saw Your grace in the past month of February and I know the path of the just shines brighter and brighter to a perfect day. I am set for brighter days. Brighter days, this brand-new month, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.
One of the redemptive virtues you must never let go of is joy. When your joy dries up, everything dries up. Without joy, no access to revelation.
You have frustration. Without joy, no strength in your body, for the joy of the Lord shall be Your joy. Without joy, no access to God’s presence. So everything goes dry without joy.
-In the name of Jesus, from this month of March, you won’t have to look for joy anymore. It shall be oozing forth from you like a fountain.
-No devil will be allowed to rob you of your joy in the Lord.
-This month marks the beginning of your era of joy and rejoicing. It shall be so all through the days of your life, in the name of Jesus and so shall it be.
Prayers: Jesus, I want a Word that will get me going all through this month, this morning. I receive it and thank You for it. In Jesus precious name we have prayed.
THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERY BELIEVER IN A REVIVAL
A revival provides an open-ended opportunity for Kingdom stewardship. Anyone that chooses to serve God has a place in a revival. Yesterday, we shared on opening the place to all believers on the prayer altar. You don’t need no title, you don’t need no ordination, you don’t need nothing, just be saved and be committed to being a value adding member of the Church of Christ.
There is a place for every believer in a revival.
Today, we’ll look at:
There is a place for witnessing Christ to the lost for every believer who chooses to.
Jesus is the Vine and we are His branches and every branch is ordained a fruit bearing branch.
When you choose to be a fruit bearing believer, He keeps you fit spirit, soul and body.
John 15:8 – He is expecting much from us as fruit bearing branches of the Vine.
Every believer has a place for witnessing Christ in a revival.
You are revived to go after others who are dying or dead and bring them to the living God so they can be quickened back to life.
So important. There is a place for every believer in witnessing the gospel to the lost in a revival and every stewardship opportunity is by choice – Joshua 24:15
1 Kings 18:21
It is a choice to make. You choose to be a fruit bearing believer, no devil can make you a barren believer. It is all a choice and God supplies the grace to make you your choice a reality. You make the choice, He supplies the grace. Until you make the choice, forget it.
It is your choice and my choice that God engraces into reality.
2 Corinthians 5:17-20
Every child of God is redeemed an ambassador for Christ. He goes about telling people about the Kingdom that he represents.
“It is sweeter on this side. It is fulfilling on this side. It is empowering on this side. It is glorious on this side. Come out of darkness, come and enjoy the sweetness of light.”
Light is sweet. It is a beautiful thing for the eyes to behold the sun.
You are marketing the wonders of the Kingdom to which you now belong, to the unsaved, so they can come to Christ and have a meaningful life.
Every child of God is redeemed an ambassador for Christ if He chooses to take on that responsibility.
Among the blessings that come through to him: a faithful ambassador is ordained for healthy living – Proverbs 13:17
We all know that every ambassador looks after the ambassador in whatever nation they are serving. It is their responsibility. But when he ceases to be an ambassador, he does not enjoy those facilities and allowances anymore. They can fly only him across 17 hours of flight to look after his health because he is that nation in that country, so they look after him.
So when we take up that responsibility of being an ambassador, He takes care of us, He keeps us fit so we can keep on representing that Kingdom in truth and in deed.
He has not asked the seed of Jacob to seek Him in vain – Isaiah 45:19
God is not a robber; He is not looking for who to use. He is looking for who to bless.
We are not serving Him for the fun of service, we are serving Him to actualize His package for us in redemption.
Job 36:11, Isaiah 45:19
God has a plan for you and a blessing to match in serving His interest.
A revival begats extraordinary opportunity for every believer to take a position of his choice and make it a strong position. Commit to it, be dedicated to it and then God steps in to keep decorating him.
Let me show you very quickly how dedication makes you an embodiment of joy.
There is what we call the joy of salvation – Psalm 51:12, Galatians 5:22
The proof of regeneration is joy. They call it the joy of salvation.
Then we have joy in the Holy Ghost – Romans 14:17
That was what erupted in the Upper Room where they thought they were drunk – Acts 2:13-15
They thought they were drunk. The joy was so eruptive.
How can you be born again and be filled with the Holy Ghost and still be depressed? It is unscriptural, it is not biblical. Your circumstances notwithstanding.
You don’t become a woman because you are sick as a man. You don’t.
You don’t change colour because you are sick. You are now a white man.
They say, “why?” He was sick, that’s why. No.
You don’t get shorter because you are sick. No.
Then we have joy in the Word – Jeremiah 15:16
Access to the Word stirs joy on your inside.
It is all there.
Born again, filled with the Holy Ghost and then access to the Word. Joy!!!
Then we have joy in His presence.
Every time you are truly in prayer and you went there with thanksgiving, you have access to His presence. In His presence is fulness of joy – Psalm 16:11
Hebrews 4:16 – Come to the throne of grace, come to His presence, to obtain mercy and find grace to help.
You can’t have access to His presence and not be a partaker of fulness of joy.
Then we have joy in believing – 1 Peter 1:8
Faith stirs unbelievable joy because faith rejoices in what is written, not what is happening.
Then you have joy in reaching out to the lost.
The 70 returned with joy – Luke 10:17
You know why? They are investing joy, seeding joy into heaven. There is joy in heaven over one soul that repents – Luke 15:7
When a soul gets saved, Heaven goes agog.
And what happens? You reap the harvest of heavenly order of joy down here.
You know what that means? They that sit in heaven shall laugh – Psalm 2:4
Every soul winner is so encompassed with joy that he keeps laughing maybe that you think he is mad. It is the joy of seeing others saved that keeps you laughing when others are mourning.
Say with me, “I am redeemed an embodiment of joy. No more shall my head be cast down. The Word of God is true. I receive it and I believe it and from this day, joy unspeakable, full of glory remains my portion. So help me Jesus.”
What does that do? The joy of the Lord is your strength. So weakness is wiped off.
What does it do? Unusual access to revelation – Isaiah 12:3
You will just become an embodiment of joy on the earth and then He will begin to open strange doors unto you.
What else does it do? It empowers your seed of any kind to yield fruits.
Doing anything without joy is wasted time, wasted labour, wasted energy. It makes life meaningless.
Don’t let no devil rob you of your joy.
Well, this is one strange baptism for the month of March and in the name of Lord Jesus Christ, I decree your baptism with the spirit of joy like you have never known in your life.
I curse the siege of depression. I decree a new dawn on your walk with God.
You know the greatest cost of this? It robs you of divine presence. Lack of joy robs a believer of divine presence.
If God not be for you, anything can be against you. Just anything!!!
In the precious name of Jesus, no scheming of the devil will make you miss God anymore.
Therefore, joy on the altar of prayer; joy in witnessing; joy in your response to people’s mockery.
Paul said, “some preach the gospel for envy, some to hurt me. Whichever way the gospel is preached and in that will I rejoice and yea, I will rejoice.”
You need that kind of ‘escalative’ joy: joy that does not know any reaction. It is just joy, joy, joy, joy, joy…
They say, “maybe he is not even hearing what we are saying”: Joy, joy, joy…Your joy is stronger than what they are saying. Joy!!!
That shall become your new way of life.
You see any believer with long faces, tell him, “rejoice, this is the day the Lord has made. We shall rejoice and be glad in it.” Charge him up, don’t join him.
If he is unchargeable: relocate. You need to retain your joy. The blessing thereof is inestimable.
-The month is declared your month. Your month of breaking forth on all sides.
-The month of end of all forms of depression and so shall it be.
Remember we are still on with the agenda for the year.
-You will not miss your place in it.
-God will establish you as a more than a conqueror, in all areas of your life, in the name of Jesus.
Interestingly we have our Spiritual Week of Emphasis starting tomorrow: be a part of it.
The way you start the month has a lot to do with how you end it.
Be a partaker of the Spiritual Week of Emphasis starting tomorrow and you will see a new beginning open to you in Jesus name.
-The month is declared your month.
Your month of marching forward.
-Your month of breaking new grounds.
-Your month of joy and rejoicing.
-Your month of serving God with gladness, serving God with joyfulness of heart, in the name of Jesus.
-Your month of rewards: open rewards for your secret labours!!
Happy, Happy New Month to everyone this morning. Give the Lord the biggest hand of praise
CHoP is an acronym for Covenant Hour of Prayer.