I HAVE NEVER SAT IN A PLACE IN MY LIFE WHERE ARCHBISHOP BENSON IDAHOSA IS BEING MALIGNED OR PASTOR ADEBOYE IS BEING MALIGNED.
SOMEBODY TRIED TO MALIGN BABA ADEBOYE BEFORE ME AND WAS SPEAKING WITH SO MUCH SWEETNESS, HE SAID, “I CAN EVEN SAY IT IN HIS PRESENCE”:
WHEN I TOLD HIM THAT I WOULD MAKE THE APPOINTMENT SO HE COULD SAY IT TO BABA ADEBOYE. HE FLED. COMPLETE LIES FROM THE PIT OF HELL.
THEY SAY COVENANT UNIVERSITY IS EXPENSIVE. WE CHARGE THE LEAST AND PROVIDE THE BEST. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
TO HAVE BITTERNESS IS COSTLY BUT TO HAVE IT AGAINST GOD’S APOSTLES AND PROPHETS IS DEADLY. CAUTION!
CHURCH IS NOT A POLITICAL PARTY WHERE YOU EXPRESS OPINIONS AND IT IS NOT BY FORCE.
MAY YOU NEVER SAY AMEN TO THE PRAYER OF SOMEONE YOU HATE. IT IS HEAPING COALS OF FIRE ON YOUR HEAD.
BEWARE OF BITTERNESS!
-Bishop David Oyedepo at Special Thanksgiving Service, First Service, Faith Tabernacle
Day Six, Sunday Service.
Shiloh 2021: More Than A Conqueror
Hallelujah. Thank You Jesus.
-By Shiloh 2022, you are here in your multiplied state, in your glorified state on the condition that you retain God at the centre of your life.
On the condition that His instructions are strong enough to define your steps in life, because these conditions are never emphasized, people just live anyhow and say, “I am waiting and believing God to confirm His Word.”
One of my daughters came to me and said “when you desired a thousand souls from God, did you have to do anything before it happened?”
Anything you don’t do anything about will never happen, will never ever happen.
Stop waiting, start working on yourself and obeying what He says that guarantees what you are expecting.
The Lord sent me a Word of warning to the Winners’ family worldwide. We will go deeper into that during the Cross Over Night but it was so urgent that I will need to put this in your hand before we have the final blessing this morning.
Watchmen are ‘warners’: “Give them warning from Me.”
I want to deliver my soul by giving you these sound warnings from God because I am bothered that a number of our extensions, members there are connecting and manifesting the Word of the Lord from this altar.
The question is why?
But this man is serving God, why are things not working? “I don’t think it works, let me follow my idol and carry on.”
Because “kokoro to n je igba, idi igba lo wa ooo” (the insect that is eating up the locust bean tree is at the root of it) and bitterness is one of the schemes of the enemy to trouble anybody’s life.
We are entering our realm of More Than A Conqueror, don’t enter into the realm of becoming a victim. Beware of bitterness.
Beware of bitterness against one another.
Bitterness against any level of Church leadership including Cell Ministers, Zonal Ministers, District/ Province/ Area Pastors.
Bitterness against your Service Unit leaders and members within your Service units.
Bitterness against the leadership of the Church.
Bitterness against Your Church.
I don’t know why you are going to be there if you are always upset about what goes on in Church. What are you there for?
-May you never say Amen to the prayer of someone you hate. It is heaping coals of fire on your head.
-May you never receive a gift from someone you are embittered against.
That is why many are just struggling and struggling, their heart is evil. Somebody testified that she was angry. What is your problem? When will your own come?
Somebody testified: “That is not true. I know him. It’s not true.” He knows them, not that he just got a job, “He knows them” and he will be speaking of what he knows nothing about.
Every move of God has casualties from the beginning. You know how many casualties we had in the wilderness? Numerous. They murmured, they were destroyed.
They complained, they suffered plagues. Why? He said, “these are for your examples”, so don’t fall into the same trap.
1 Corinthians 10:10
Somebody you brought to Church got a testimony and you are angry! My God. What a wicked soul.
Somebody has a set of twins and you are believing God for a set of twins: you get grieved; “I came to this Church before him.” It is that attitude that has not allowed your own to arrive.
-Now be free from it!
Bitterness against your Pastor or your Founder, if there is anyone.
To have bitterness is costly but to have it against God’s Apostles and Prophets is deadly.
Church is not a political party where you express opinions and it is not by force.
Somebody here, his son was suffering plague from the devil and a fellow Winner said, “Have you served this child communion?” She said, “Even me, I normally dodge it.” You heard the testimony here, it is not ‘Haah’, it was said here. I mean, for what Sir? For God’s sake, for what?
Maybe somebody in the Church also told her, “don’t take it oooh.” You can’t tell. We are all just sitting down, you can’t tell what is in somebody’s heart. Nothing troubles a man but from within.
All this prayer ‘giri giri’ won’t work. Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life – Proverbs 4:23
I have always loved it to be well with others, so it has continued to be well with me. I have always longed for, I have always invested my time and energy. You don’t know where my passion is until when trouble hits, I go after the troubled.
But you rejoice when people are troubled, you are far from it.
The Lord told me to ask for caution because we are entering the era of strange acts and strange works. So if you are angry with someone at this level, you will be bitter and commit suicide when you see God…we have 2 of our young fellows in New York who developed a new App: 15 and 17, with grant from government to develop it. 15 and 17 (years old)
Then somebody sits down here, “nothing is moving around me.”
Somebody here said, “I never pay tithes, am I not blessed? How many people that are paying tithes are as blessed as me?”
You see, despising prophetic Words turns you to a mockery. It’s been there before you were born Sir. Abraham, your father did it, how dare you call yourself the son of Abraham!
Don’t let your heart trouble your life and don’t let your mouth destroy the works of your hand.
The Lord told me yesterday, “warn them.” I almost called you back but I already got home. You know my way of doing things, I will call you back quickly, “God, just told me now.”
I plead with you. My entire heart wants it well with you, if you want it well with yourself. If there is any bitterness in any corner of your heart, release it or your captivity remains. Release that man.
“How can this one be my Cell Minister, God forbid!”
They say, “can you read this verse?” NO
They say, “Why?” I am not led. What are you doing there?
I have been led by my convert before Sir. My convert, the one I led to Christ. What are you carrying?
Is the Governor of your State older than you? Why are you calling him ‘Your Excellency.’ He is not even born again, maybe he is a cultist, yet you say, ‘Your Excellency’. What is your problem?
Caution! I beg you.
When we were very small, I used to announce, “if this place does not serve your spiritual needs, relocate.” I don’t have this problem. Caution!
All this gang up will keep you at the same spot forever.
You know what He said, I will read that and I will close
Some are being tormented, they have not been able to identify the source of their challenges.
Maybe you are in the Choir, you don’t greet yourselves: what are you doing there? For God’s sake! They greet you, you can’t answer. Is that Christianity? Where did you get it from?
You are an Usher, they direct you, “this is where to sit down.” You say, “never.” So what are you doing there?
Spiritual things are spiritual, don’t kill yourself. Don’t approach spiritual things as things in your village association, they are not the same.
This thing is real, it is too real! Jesus is real, He is too real. Every Ministry has its mandate. We are pursuing our Mandate, He is backing it up. It is real. When you finish your tenure in Leadership, they move you. Another set comes in, then you are angry, you are upset.
“Next year, it will work”: Are you the one working it? Because I don’t know where you got these things from.
I don’t know where you got it from.
Here, there is order. You can’t survive here with disorder. You can’t. I am answerable to God and I owe Him this warning to give it to you. Nobody spoke it to me and I am telling you the truth. Jesus spoke to me, “warn them.”
We are entering into more dangerous season where strange things will be happening at strange levels to those who are faithful, whose heart is pure and perfect; those who are upset in their hearts, they will be going down and down and down.
I am told to warn you: Take it if you love your life.
Some left here Sir because Leadership changed. What carnality? In a Church of revival like this? You have it that after 2 years they will change you and they change you and you start:
“Were you in Church yesterday?” No.
“What of last week?” No
“What is happening?” Nothing. I am just…we know we laboured a lot during my tenure, I am now winding down.
You met me here.
You know why God’s favour is on my life, my labour is unbroken. The glory goes to Jesus, but 23,000 people online worship. How many on ground worship have 20,000 worshippers around the world? And not one place, not 2 places, not 3 places and yet you are angry. What is your problem? Did they collect money from you to do it?
Please caution. Caution!!!
Somebody said, “if the Church doesn’t pay tithes, Papa can’t eat.” Sir, she fell into crisis, she came by herself. The husband just walked out.
What is the matter?
Somebody said, “Covenant University, all they are there for is to collect your money. It is the costliest University in Nigeria.” Which one does he know? We charge the least, we provide the best. What is your headache? What are you looking for?
I am just reflecting. I can’t tell you calamities that have happened. It is not good news. Here we give good news. But for you not to become another news that cannot be given, be warned.
I have never sat in one place in my life where Archbishop Benson Idahosa is being maligned, Pastor Adeboye is being maligned.
I can’t survive the environment where you ignore and disregard Kenneth Hagin. I have not been in one. I have been following him since 1986. Please learn spiritual things, they are not like social things we do around town, they are not like it.
You know somebody said, “he built 100 Churches” and “you think it is true? It is not true.” That is why your problem is multiplying. I have been in it long before I knew you.
Some are burning all around them, they don’t know why they are burning. Nothing is working.
Friends, everything is working for me.
I have not stood in my life where they are talking against Copeland and I stay there. If you invited me to a Church and you mention anything near it in your introduction, I will leave: “Sorry, excuse me. Gone”
I am mindful of spiritual laws that keep you safe in your journey. Glory to God.
Somebody came and tried to malign Baba Adeboye before me and was speaking with so much sweetness, he said, “I can even say it in his presence”:
That is okay. I will make the appointment; I want you to say it by yourself. He fled. Complete lies from the pit of hell. He fled Sir.
There are many strangers in the Body of Christ. Caution.
Homes are broken today because somebody said to you something.
“How did you know?” I dreamt
“How did you dream?” Somebody told me something before. It’s what you carried to the dream and they say your wife is a witch after 4 children. Then your children are wizards.
All these things are just the devil looking for who next to destroy; he will not find you.
We don’t have any other laboratory where we can diagnose our issues but the altar of the Lord.
Take the warning, live your life, don’t waste it. You don’t have a spare. Heaven is sweet, don’t miss it.
No one under heaven can stand against your blessings except yourself. No one.
No one else breakthrough can stop your own from coming. So where is the trouble from? No one is taking your place until you lose it.
-Don’t lose it.
God will never need to consult any man to promote you or change your story. So what is the politics about?
God never consults with any man under heaven to change somebody’s story. So somebody’s change of story does not rob you of your own. Don’t be among Dathan, Korah and Abiram, men of renown in the camp, who know more than their Pastor. Keep your focus on Jesus and wish everybody else well. Those who wish others well, it always well with them.
Wish everybody else well!!
Stop bitterness before it stops you.
Stop evil will before it destroys you.
Stop sowing the seed of bitterness. Be a lover of peace, seek peace.