THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO MAKE GOD ‘UNGOD’
WHY I AM RUNNING AFTER GOD TIRELESSLY IS BECAUSE HE DOESNT NEED ME. I AM THE ONE THAT NEEDS HIM.
EVERY SEED SOWN MUST FIRST BREAK DOWN BEFORE IT BREAKS THROUGH
I WAS THE ‘MAI GUARD’ AT OUR HOME/CHURCH IN KADUNA. NO NEED TO PAY FOR ‘MAI GUARD’, IF YOU KNOCKED THE DOOR, I WOULD OPEN.
THE SITTING ROOM WAS OUR CHURCH RECEPTION, BUT I NEVER QUESTIONED GOD FOR ONCE.
PEOPLE THOUGHT I WAS POOR, BUT I WAS REFRESHED AND ROBUST, HAVING A NICE TIME.
I DIDN’T FEEL NOTHING. WE SHARED THE SAME TOILET, SAME BATHROOM FOR EVERYBODY IN CHURCH WITH MY FAMILY.
IT TOOK US 4 YEARS TO HAVE THE MULTITUDE WE HAD IN THE KADUNA CHURCH WHEN WE GOT TO LAGOS. THAT WAS GOD’S INVASION PROCESS.
THEN IN ONE YEAR, GOD INCREASED US FROM 3,000 TO 10,000 CHURCH MEMBERS.
WE WERE ONLY HOLDING ONE SERVICE AT FAITH TABERNACLE. ONE DAY, WE HAD 15,000 PEOPLE OUTSIDE, THEN THE SECOND SERVICE TOOK OFF.
WE LIVE IN A WORLD OF HURRY. MANY ARE TRAPS IN HORROR. THEY DON’T WANT THE PROCESS, BUT THEY JUST WANT THE PRODUCT. IT NEVER HAPPENS.
THERE IS ALWAYS THE PRESSURE PHASE BEFORE THE PLEASURE.
ENJOY THE PRESSURE BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE PLEASURE IS COMING.
WITHOUT A STORY BEHIND, THE GLORY WILL NOT LAST.
THERE IS ALWAYS THE GLORY OF THE PROCESS OF TURNING THE TASK TO AN ACCOMPLISHMENT.
-Bishop David Oyedepo at CHoP
*Every seed sown must first break down before it breaks through. If it refuses to break down, it will never break through.
*If you know your breakthrough is sure, you will enjoy, not endure the break down.
*The devil will endeavour to weary the saints.
*There is that wearisome season that leads to the awesome season.
*The cheapest way up is to keep doing whatever God tells you to do. You don’t need to know anybody. You don’t need to connect to know anybody.
*You will never stay in any valley for any more moment of time.
*Today marks the end of your valley time adventure.
Nothing strengthens like the revelation of the truth and it is strength that makes you more than a conqueror. For if your strength fails on the day of battle, then your strength is small – Proverbs 24:10
But those who do know their God, they understand the ways of God, they shall be strong and they shall do exploits – Daniel 11:32
-May you be listed among such people who are committed to knowing the ways of God and to walk in it. May you be listed among them.
Thank You Father.
Prayer: Lord, open the eyes of everyone of us this morning and grant us access to the things that we know not, in Jesus name.
ENGAGING THE POWER OF JOY AND THANKSGIVING
It’s been our exhortation line for the week. We live in an embattled world and it is a battle against the power of darkness; light is the only authority that darkness respects. And the entrance of His Word gives light which checkmates the harassment of the powers of darkness – Psalm 119:130
It means we can’t find our way through this dark world without access to the revelation of the truth.
We shine by engaging with the light of scriptures, we triumph over darkness
2 Corinthians 2;14, Romans 15:4
Just a few hours more for Paul and Silas to be slain, they prayed. Heaven looked blank and then they sang praises unto God, loud praises. The prisoners heard them and mocked them the more.
- It takes joy and rejoicing to commit God to open our prison doors. It takes joy and rejoicing to invoke divine intervention for our rescue from every unwanted situation.
Romans 15:4 – The same way they escaped is the same way we can escape if we follow the same process.
-This month must see you out of every pit of the wicked.
-Out of every choking pit of life in the name of Jesus.
- Joy and rejoicing secures our tomorrow in grand styles.
“Yet I will rejoice”: I know the way out, God is saying, just be stupid enough to follow Me.
I will rejoice and be glad in Him; I will rejoice and be glad; I lift up my voice to sing praise to the Lord, this is the day He has made.
There are too many things working in your favour than those that are working against you. Just rejoice over the undeniable hand of God in all those diverse areas of your life.
I will rejoice and be glad in Him; I will rejoice and be glad; I lift up my voice to sing praise to the Lord, this is the day He has made.
Jesus, for the joy that was set before Him – Hebrews 12:2.
Watch, before any seed grows and bears fruits, it is first wearied in the ground.
You need to know how pitiable the seed is before it grows. It looks messy, it has to first decay, before its value emerges. If it will not subject to that process, never, never will it reproduce.
Every seed sown must first break down before it breaks through. If it refuses to break down, it will never break through. So if you know the breakthrough is sure, you will enjoy not endure the break down. You don’t endure it, you enjoy the break down!
“Arise, get down to Lagos and raise me a people”: Great. It is not going to be one night, not 2 nights, not 3 nights.
That vision shows this is what will happen if you will follow the process. Then step by step and step by step and step by step and it took 4 years thereabout to get to where we were in Kaduna. That’s invasion, that is God’s invasion process for you.
But when it has completed the process of decay, then the life of it surged. Then in one year, it shot from 3,000 plus to 10,000. The process underground, the process of decadence was completed, so the life surged from it.
We live in a world of hurry. Many are traps in horror. There are too much in a hurry, God is too slow for them.
They don’t want the process; they just want the product. It never happens.
First Service here: I said everybody should come to the Faith Arm because there was no point scattering around when we can be in one arm, let the other arm rest. I said, “hey, you know what! We are going to start 2 Services very shortly.”
One of my sons said, “his heart cut.”
The process just began and it began and continued. And after its decadence process is completed, life surged. And one day we had 15,000 thereabout outside. Then 2nd Service was set to take off. You can’t travel from wherever you are coming from and be hanging outside, so let’s come inside.
Without a story behind, the glory will not last,
There is always the glory of the process of turning the task to an accomplishment and we have to understand that.
Daniel 7:25-27. The devil will endeavour to weary the saints.
There is that wearisome season that leads to the awesome season.
“And the kingdom and dominion and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven”: Satan is in trouble. No matter how tightly close the door of any place is, under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the most high.
Enjoy the Proverbs chapter 27 verse 21 as the fining pot for the silver and the gold for the furnace, so is a man to his praise.
There is always the pressure phase before the pleasure. If you understand that the pleasure day is ahead, you will enjoy the pressure phase, not endure. You can get weary and thrown out. You enjoy it, “it’s coming!!!”
Joy and rejoicing secure our tomorrow. Our tomorrow is sure, God never lies.
Therefore, we must beware of being offended in God lest we get cut off from that glorious agenda. The gold holds no value without passing through the furnace. The silver is like mere dust until it goes through the fining pot.
He said, “the word of the Lord tried him” – Psalm 105:19.
And when he passed the test, the king sent for him and loosed him, even the ruler of the people – Psalm 105:20
So we have to line up with the word. Anything we truly believe, it’s bound to come to pass but the times are in the hands of God and as we rejoice before Him, we expedite His intervention.
“Lord, we know You are who You are. You are up to anything You say. Thank You Lord.”
“I have no one else going, You are my God forever and forever”: He will say Yes, you got me. I will do it now.
That is the mystery behind joy and rejoicing. It’s a master story changer. Nothing is working now, then suddenly tomorrow, everything begins to work, because you just kept the faith. He said, “you have a little strength, but you have kept My Word. You won’t let go of My Word, so I will stand up to your help” – Revelation 3:8.
Matthew 11:6 – Let’s stop taking offence in God. It is not a wise thing to do. He is your source of reliable help. If you now turn your back on Him, where will your help come from?
Psalm 121:1-2. You don’t turn your back on your source of help or you remain helpless. Let’s stop taking offences in God. Let’s stop pointing accusing fingers to God, it helps nobody.
Job 9:4 – Who has ever contended with God and prospered? So don’t invest in a business that does not work.
Getting offended in God is not wisdom. Everything working in your life, He is the Source. If you turn your back on Him and He removes His hand from your life, what remains? Nothing!
Luke 17:1 – “…It is but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!”
‘It is impossible’ means many will fall victims of offences in God and they go into troubles beyond their capacity to handle – woes! The devil makes a lot of captives out of it.
I concluded years ago, “Whatever you cannot do my God, let it remain undone. Whatever you cannot give me, may I never have it; let me not have it. Wherever you can’t take me, may I never get there. No short cut. I have arrived at my final bus-stop and I am enjoying it.” People think I was poor, that was what they think. Inside my soul, I am refreshed and robust, having a nice time. I didn’t feel nothing, same toilet, same bathroom for everybody in Church. Sitting room was the passage of everyone to that toilet.
That was also the Office reception. Having nice time. I was the ‘Mai guard’ (security personnel), if you knock the gate, I will go and open because there was no ‘Mai guard’, there was no need to pay any ‘Mai guard.’
I didn’t sit down one day, “O God, what is happening to me?” Good things are happening to me. We are going somewhere!! Jesus is Lord.
Can I tell you something? Endeavour to capture God’s picture of your future. You will never go weary anymore.
Just pray that your eyes will be opened to see God’s glorious agenda for your life. You will never go weary for once anymore in the name of Jesus.
I was in that room when God told me that He will set me on high above all nations of the earth if I am interested. Then I said, I am interested. He said, “whatever I tell you to do, do it.” From this wonderful room where you are, whatever I tell you to do, keep doing it. Anything I tell you to do, be doing it. The cheapest way up.
You don’t need to know anybody. You don’t need to connect to know anybody. I will take you there by Myself. No man can take you beyond where his hand can reach. But when the everlasting arm of God reaches you and holds you and you say, “where is He taking you?” He says, “watch me.” He throws you to everlasting heights where no human effort can take you. Just do what He says.
Say with me, “God is never behind my troubles. He is the only Helper I have out of it. I can’t afford to be angry with God. Who else will help me? I don’t want to play the fool any more. Who else will help me? God does not need me for anything. I am not adding anything to God. But I need Him for everything.
My serving God doesn’t make Him God.”
He is the I Am That I Am. Whether you serve Him or dis-serve Me.
I Am That I Am. You abuse Me, you insult Me, it doesn’t change Me – Exodus 3:14
You glorify Me, you are just enjoying yourself.
The angels glorify Me in heaven forever and forever. You can’t sing like they sing, they are created to sing. You are learning how to sing, it’s a different world my friend.
There is nothing. You want to give Him an offering: Stop that. Stop embarrassing yourself. The silver and the gold, they are mine – Haggai 2:8.
Except the Lord builds a house, they labour in vain that builds it – Psalm 127:1. So what are you harassing yourself for?
There is nothing you do today that makes God, God. There is nothing you don’t do today that makes Him to be ‘un-God’
Rejoice in the Lord my friend – Philippians 4:4. He came absolutely for you and for me. He didn’t come to collect anything from us, we are who we are all by His grace. We have all that we have, because He gave them to us. There is nothing about you and about me that is adding anything to God.
Let’s stop saying, “you see God, I have been serving You. What is the matter? What is going on? How can you be treating me like this? Me, Haah? There is nobody in this Church who is serving like me. I have tried to check. I have checked through the website.”
What you are saying is that God you are not what you say you are. You say, “you are favour”, I can’t see it. Now see what I am talking about.
“There is nothing Papa said in my life that I have not done. Ah, I did it more than Papa. Ask Papa yourself. He will tell you, ‘I have one daughter there, she does it more than me.’ I will say, yes, I agree.”
He says, “ask anybody in my Zone, in my Cell, who is the most zealous person? If I take my converts from that Church now, you too God, you will know how much it will remain.”
‘E ma se iregun’ (advice in Yoruba). He is looking for you, for you. He is not looking for him, for Him. He is looking for me, for me. Therefore, rejoice in the Lord and again I say rejoice – Philippians 4:4
Did you pray to sustain your breath? What day did you pray last, “O God, please sustain my breath.” You are just breathing for free. You don’t need to open your nose, it is already opened. You are just consuming the air.
Rejoice. Tell every devil, I know my Source. Who is your Source? God.
Therefore, let every thing that has breath praise the Lord – Psalm 150:6
It will be wonderful to dance a bit. Yes, today is Saturday, so let’s dance Saturday’s dance. God has answered us all through the week. He has accepted our thanksgiving and praise. Let’s now dance to say, “we have no where else going, we have arrived at our final bus-stop. I must not be listed by any means among those who subscribe to offences. I don’t want to experience the woes of life.
So I celebrate You Jesus and that with all my heart.” Let’s praise Him.
-It’s a new day for you.
-You tell every devil, I know what is going on, the seed must first die, before it brings forth life.
If anyone serves Me, let him understand this process or he will get weary along the line. Understand that you die first, before you live. Praise God, isn’t God wonderful!
-You will never get weary again.
(Do) you know why I am running after God so tirelessly and so senselessly? It is because He doesn’t need me. It is me who needs Him.
You know when you go to work every day, people are lining up who need the job. You don’t feel like today, you don’t feel like tomorrow, then you feel like somewhere else. He is gone.
You know why you open your shop every day? Nobody will wait for you to come. “I must buy from here, he hasn’t come” and he waits till 11, you are not there. Till 12, he has problem. He goes to the next shop, to buy what he wants to buy. He is not a shareholder, that’s why he doesn’t have the key.
So you go to your marketplace to make sales.
If you get that right, you don’t need encouragement, neither can you be discouraged. If they insult you, will you go back from going to work? Then you call them in your office, “the way they insulted me in the bus today, there was no way I could stand it.”
Where are you? “I am at home.”
What if they insult you tomorrow? “I don’t think I can bear it.”
Okay, thank you, you will hear from us. They send you a text (message), “just be informed, your job is over.”
“If you were there when they insulted me” – I don’t have to be there, you need to be here (at work), for us to pay you. We don’t pay because you are insulted, we pay you because you came to work.
Enjoy following after God. Enjoy it. The devil will be tormented at the end. Look, all those insults will result into multiplied liftings.
Enjoy following God. Enjoy it, don’t endure it. You endure it, it will soon lapse. Enjoy it. You don’t get weary of what you enjoy, do you?
-May joy and rejoicing remain your companion all the days of your life.
-You will never be left alone in any valley.
-You will never stay in any valley for any more moment of time.
-Today marks the end of your valley time adventure.
-New dawn for you.
-As you enter to Shiloh with this attitude, with this perspective of God, you will maximize your own package.
God is never to blame, He is only our way out.
-May the grace to keep tapping into His help and not turn our back on Him be given to every one of us.
SPEAK TO THE DAY
Speak to the day as you prepare for tomorrow’s Services. Speak to the day as you invite your friends and come along with your converts. It is our special Anointing Service time and another Pre-Shiloh Encounter Service. Equip yourself and get ready for it.