TILL JESUS COMES, YOU WILL NEVER HEAR ME PREACH OR TEACH AGAINST ANY CHURCH.
EVERY PERSECUTION OF ANY CHURCH IS PERSECUTION OF CHRIST.
EVERY TROUBLER OF HIS CHURCH EARNS TRIBULATION FOR HIMSELF.
GOD HAS HIS APOSTLES, SATAN ALSO HAS HIS APOSTLES WHO REPRESENT HIM BODILY.
A HUNDRED DAYS OF LABOUR WILL NOT EQUAL ONE DAY OF FAVOUR FROM HEAVEN
I WAS WORTH NOTHING UNTIL I FOUND MATTHEW 6:33
- Bishop David Oyedepo at Covenant Hour of Prayer|| 23rd April 2022.
A hundred days of labour will not equal one day of favour from heaven. High favour gave Mary her high place in life. She was not the only virgin but she was the one that found favour in the sight of God. Serving God is what intreats favour. I pray that you will live under the rain of favour all the days of your life. You are the Joseph of your family, through you the afflictions of the day will not affect your family.
All these things that others are dying to get shall be added unto you. In that family that was in obscurity, nobody has gone beyond primary school. Now, succeeded and went to school and came out, with no job. Mockery upon mockery, then they engaged and glory upon glory. You got a job that covers your wife and four children yet you are not married yet.
Obedience will clear off every situation.
So stay focused. Anyone that ever pitied you will turn around to envy you this year. I can’t be a victim of pity anymore, I am only a victim of envy. if you find a man that everything works for, you can’t pity him. If you find a man smiling every day, you can’t pity him. From this season on, everything around your life and your family shall keep working together for your good.
WHY MUST WE BE COMMITTED TO INGATHERING OF SOULS TO THE CHURCH? When you are very conversant with the purpose of a thing, commitment becomes natural. If you know why you are doing what you are doing, your commitment to it keeps growing. I can’t try to be tired, His grace is abundant. When we make the choice, He supplies the grace. You have to open your heart, He can’t open it for you.
There was nothing to me in terms of human assessment worth when I caught Matthew 6:33.
I believed every single letter in it. I opened my heart and the fire came. 46 years have come and gone and the fire is still burning. My prayer is that this season will not pass without this 6:33 code fire coming alive in you and keep growing. You can’t fake it for long Sir, it will show. I knew all things must work for me because that is what it said. That’s your new realm.
- To avoid wasted labour
1 Thessalonians 3:5
We have a duty to keep all our new converts away from the tempter lest our labour is in vain. Our reward is tied not only to soul winning but ingathering unto life eternal. John 4:36. Bring in souls and ensure they remain. That is what qualifies us for a full-blown reward. The tempter is out looking for who to pluck out of His hand like a hungry wolf. So that by doing so render our labour to be in vain. By the blood of Jesus, the tempter must be silenced today. This is the greatest task of Church Growth. It is rescuing members and new converts from the onslaught of the tempter.
Titus 1:10-11. They are all agents of the devil looking for what to eat, what to rob people of. “God sent me to you. Something bad wants to happen in your family, bring so-so money let me pray for you”. He is trying to buy into your life and your resources because you have not found your footing in Christ. God has His apostles, Satan also has his apostles who represent him bodily.
They are His special envoy whose mouths must be stopped. Today we stop the mouth of every naysayer who is out to destroy the glorious destiny of God’s people. They shall proceed no further. Acts 20:29-32. They just want to take advantage of people for their own benefit.
The interests and well being of such individuals is not in them, so they heap up lies. Imagine someone invites you to Church and after you get saved, he says “all these things are not true, I am sorry for inviting you” after He comes to you and says the Lord just showed me. There are people like that.
They shall proceed no further. Matthew 12:30. So let’s stop every agent that is out to ensure our labour is in vain.
There are times you want to pray and you don’t know what to pray, this is one of the things to pray. God could not bring out Israel until He put Pharaoh to rest. He had to send Nebuchadnezzar on sabbatical for seven years as an animal for the land to have rest. He lived in two worlds, He was a complete human being and an animal. I think that is where evolution came from, He evolved back into human beings. 2 Thessalonians 1:6. Every troubler of His Church earns tribulation for himself.
His Church is not just your Local Assembly, every Church of Christ. Every persecution of the Church is the persecution of Christ Himself. Matthew 21:42-44. Persecution against the Church brings utter destruction. Till Jesus comes, you will never hear me preach or teach against any Church. Every Church of Christ is Christ Himself, He is the head.
Caution. Pastors who think that breaking away from a Church is what gives you a ministry, you are wasting your life. Every action against the Church attracts destruction. All gainsayers against this Church, their mouth is stopped.
John 10:13-14, if you don’t stop the wolf, they will scatter the flock. The wolves are looking for sheep to devour. One man Elymas was stopping the Deputy from hearing the gospel because that was his source of income. If he gets saved, all his lies will be exposed.
Paul set his eyes on him being filled with the Holy Ghost, a reaction came from heaven and he was struck with blindness. Then the Deputy believed. There are things that must be cleared for the Church to grow.
Every wolf hunting your converts is stopped today.
He that winneth souls must employ wisdom to get the task done. We can always call for wisdom at every point in time, He will give it to us liberally without calling us a fool. “Jesus, show me the better way forward” and He steps in. We are part of God’s army that will empty the streets on Sundays. All Churches that are on fire for God shall be jammed to overflowing in Jesus’ name. Everyone will know that Jesus reigns here by the wisdom of God.
Tireless commitment to see men brought to Church and see them washed by the blood, washed by the word and established in the faith will make a star of any believer. So I know there are many stars in this Commission whose exploits will humble the world. People that the world will reckon with because of the hand of God in their lives, they are in this place. Those are not flattery, they are prophetic arrows for whosoever is interested. Habakkuk 1:5.
Someone came here one time and said how much do you think this building will cost? I said I have never found out but we are not owing anybody. From henceforth, as you hook on to God, you will be watching your triumph and breakthrough in a film, it will be like in a dreamland.
Why are things not working for quite a number of believers? We are redeemed as the light of the word but we have a duty to keep our light shining. God is the source of ultimate power. If you don’t plug your lamp into a source of power, the battery will go flat, the light will go off and darkness will come back.
The Lord is in Zion. Any disconnect from Church will soon lead to battery flat, the light goes off and darkness returns. Psalm 84:7. Hold that mystery tight. You don’t want your life to go back to all the struggles of before. You better connect yourself.
There is no battery that will keep your battery charged and stay charged. If you stop coming to Church for the next three months, your language will shake. Plugging into the word by faith and practice keeps your battery charged. I have never known burnout, get plugged. Plug into His Commandments and watch your light shine.
My prayer today is that your light today will not become darkness tomorrow. I have been out four times this week, you are creating a new world for yourself. People think that those who have problems are the one serving God. I don’t have any problem, I am serving Him and He is adding everything to me.
Just do what we do as a Church and you will see what we see. This Church is not struggling.
- No one’s labour shall be in vain and no one’s reward shall be rewarded.
It’s an open enthronement. Joseph was enthroned openly not in secret. Everyone in tomorrow’s service shall enter a rain of favour. There was no way Joseph would have become Prime Minister by human effort, don’t tell me he interpreted a dream. Did he interpret any dream in the house of Potiphar? Favour! Favour!! Favour!!! When God brings you into it, it shows. In tomorrow’s service, everyone that has been a stranger to favour will come into it. People have never seen money before, now they carry gold as their luggage. Exodus 3:21. They took over the wealth of Egypt by His favour. Favour will be added to your name. Favour triggers laughter, you will be laughing all your life.
Prayer – Lord engrace me to be part of those that succeed in turning many to righteousness in this season.