WE ARE EXPANDING TO 75 (ADDITIONAL) NATIONS THIS YEAR.
ALL THOSE NATIONS, WE CARRY MONEY FROM NIGERIA TO GO THERE.
WE HAVE NEVER BORROWED AND GOD IS HERE. YET WE HAVE NEVER LACKED.
HOW MUCH WILL YOU BORROW TO RUN THIS PROJECT?
IN 1981, I HAD AN EXPLOSIVE REVELATION ON “THOU SHALL NOT BORROW, YET I WILL BLESS YOU AND YOU WILL LEND TO MANY NATIONS.”
THIS YEAR OF RELEASE WHICH INCLUDES THE RELEASE OF EVERY DEBTOR. EVERY DEBT ON YOUR LIFE WILL GO FINALLY TO REST.
EVERY DEBT HANGING AROUND YOUR NECK WILL GO FINALLY TO REST.
WE HAVE SOWN SO MUCH SEEDS, THERE IS NO WAY THIS MINISTRY CAN BE STRANDED.
OPEN YOUR HEART, THERE IS NOBODY THAT IS GOING TO LOAD YOU WITH BURDEN.
WE ARE BURDEN LIFTERS IN OUR MINISTRY, NOT BURDEN DISTRIBUTORS.
-Bishop David Oyedepo, 1st Service, Faith Tabernacle
Special Monthly Anointing Service
I also charged in one of the meetings that no passerby shares an inheritance in a father, it is purely for children. There is no method to share the DNA of a family you don’t belong to. There is no method to share it, it is unique to that lineage.
If you are going to be here, be here.
If you don’t know where you should be, go to where you know you should be.
You have one life to live, don’t waste it.
I have been where they shared inheritance before, that I was a just a very close person, I am a relation but not a member of the family. They didn’t share for me. In fact, with respect, they will ask you to excuse them because it is an inner family stuff. It is father and children.
Prophets are true fathers to the people to whom they are sent.
1983, I sent Bishop Abioye to go and represent me in a place.
Somebody was approaching the meeting: Ohh, he said, “Brother David has come. Let’s rush”, referring to me, he (Bishop Abioye) was the one speaking. 1983.
One of my sons in the Lord who has his own Ministry, brought a case of someone who ran mad. He said, “I know you, you are Bishop David Oyedepo. I know you.”
I share a bona fide DNA of the places God connected me to: obviously, unmistakably, no argument.
If He chooses this place for you, belong there. Don’t be saying, “I don’t feel.” Feel what? No
“I don’t feel like doing it”: You don’t feel like obeying the instruction of your Father that is from the Word?
Any negative thing you feel is what befalls you!
-Evil will not befall you again
I prayed and I said, “Lord, engrace me to lead this flock under my shepherd hood to heaven at the end of their days”; it is one of my prayer line. It is number 15 on it.
If you are not interested in heaven, you don’t belong here. We shall all get there.
1 Corinthians 15:19
We are getting there in the name of Jesus
I am telling you what to do, you are saying, “you don’t believe in it, you don’t agree. Then how do you want Me want Me to give you audience? No” – Zechariah 7:13
“This is what to do”: No, I am not interested. “How can I be interested in your affairs?” That is God, He is a jealous God. We serve a jealous God – Exodus 20:5
Let’s come awake from our slumber and get on course and on track with the Kingdom lifestyle.
Let’s look at 4 plans that God has for us and how to step into them. Now, listen to me, no provision of the Kingdom will ever deliver without aligning with the terms of delivery. No.
You don’t pray: there won’t be answers.
You don’t ask questions: He won’t show you what the answer is.
You don’t pray and fast: You’ll have yokes all around.
You don’t study the Word: You are starving your spirit man, so you go from weakness to weakness until you are down and out.
Your position is so high, that God is too low: God forbid. That you connect on time before it is too late.
One time I was preaching on prosperity in America and everybody’s ear was up.
Who could have imagined that someone from the 4th world!
The problem is people are in a hurry. Even Jesus came as a baby, then He became a child. He became an adolescent. Then He became a man, He became a Son.
“They went and saw the Baby Jesus” – Matthew 1
“The Child grew” – Luke 2:40
“This is My beloved Son” – Luke 3
“Hear ye Him”: Authority – Luke 9
People don’t want to grow. They just want to scale.
They say, “on your marks”
Response: All I do is running.
“On your marks”: He is on his marks already. He is permanently on his marks till he can stand.
Don’t ask a child who cannot stand to run, it will be wickedness. He takes us through a process.
There was one night, Midweek Service in Kaduna, there were only 2 people there. So I called them, I said, “Steve, how was the Service tonight?”
He said, “Great.”
I said: What was the attendance like?
He said: We were 3; two of us and Jesus. He is in the midst of His people
I said: Praise the Lord, we are moving.
You have to be a baby first before you become a child. You have to be a child first before you become an adolescent. You have to become an adolescent before you become a Son. Then a Son with authority is the next stage.
People are in a hurry.
God will advance you supernaturally, not overnight. He advances you little by little; little by little, to where your stamina can carry.
But it is not correct to be running a 4-year course for 10 years. You are not moving.
Little by little: means you are moving consistently.
My heart is just open to you. I want you to know that this God never takes advantage of people. He only invites you to take advantage of Him.
“This is My plan. Are you interested in the outcome? Plug into it. You are not interested, it is your choice.”
Let me harass you a bit. Every living Winner owes God one soul a month.
If you like abuse me, it doesn’t change me. I already used to it.
If I am truly your father. I won’t tell you how much fund is involved in chasing after these people that we minister to. It is not necessary. What I have, He owns everything.
Then you can’t get one soul or you are a scatterer of the sheep.
“Are you going to Church today? I am not going ooo, in my own case. The journey is too far”: A scatterer. Then let God scatter your life. Just keep your trouble to yourself.
You know there is nowhere to hide. God knows everything about everybody.
“I am not bringing one soul”: somebody is saying that in his mind now.
Others will add your own to theirs. You will discover there is no gap. Zero gap.
He told me, He said, “I have not called you because you are smarter or better than anybody else. I have only given you a privilege. Should you abuse, there are better hundreds at the door.” That was 1982.
I shouted it at the Power House meeting.
I said, “you are not here because God needs your offering. All that you will earn till you die cannot run this place.” The Ministry had no footing (then). Some got angry, it was good for me. They got angry and we saw them no more. That is okay, but God was there and He is still here.
-You are going places.
-Your own testimony will be far more impactful if you will do what others do to get there.
We will look at these 4 plans and I believe each one will engage if you are interested in the package.
1. We are redeemed to be more than conquerors
We are redeemed from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of light and the dominion of light over darkness is eternally unquestionable. We are redeemed to be more than conquerors. Wherever light shows up, darkness backs off: no argument, no debate, no contention.
When we are saved, we become children of light – Ephesians 5:5
Children of light will be more than conquerors in the midst of darkness, any day, any time. Darkness can’t launch an attack against the child of light, it can’t survive it and it knows. Darkness knows.
As a believer, you are a child of light, redeemed to live a more than conqueror’s lifestyle. He keeps that light burning by the Word.
The entrance of His Word gives light: fires up the light, sustains the light, keeps the light brighter
If you are not a Word addicted believer, don’t watch your lamp go off.
As your child of light, I never knew I was seated above principalities and powers but I found it before I was called to Ministry.
All this, “I am a Minister of God”: it doesn’t add anything to anybody.
“I am Founder”: What have you found? Jesus founded His Church before He left.
“I will build My Church”: Were you there when He said it?
So He is the Grand Founder of the Church, He just gives us for the time being over His assembly.
I found I was redeemed as a King to reign on the earth, 1970. Where is Ministry that time?
It impacted on my outlook, that I am a king. Kings don’t shout on the streets, kings don’t wrestle in the open.
If the King is fighting his wife, when people are coming, he will just say, “I love you” and keep his kingship.
“What I said to you the other day was because people were coming. Now they are gone, I will deal with you now.”
The Word is what keeps our light shining. “Let your light so shine” – Matthew 5:16
The Word is the Oil in our lamps and that keeps you and I to manifest the validity of our being children of light in a world of darkness.
Psalm 74:20, Ephesians 6:12
We live in a world of darkness and when you become a child of light and you are walking as a child of light, darkness keeps clearing the way for you.
-The things that used to stop you before will never succeed again.
We brighten this light further and further by engaging in prayer and fasting which is the platform for outbreak of revelation.
Fasting and prayer enhances access to explosive revelation that turns your ordinary electric bulb to neon light and to flood light.
What I experienced in 1982 was a breaking forth of light on prosperity. I was swimming in that river of revelation.
What I encountered in 1981 was an explosive revelation on “thou shall not borrow, yet I will bless you and you will lend to many nations.”
1.The borrower is servant to the lender.
2.You cannot serve two masters.
-This year of release which includes the release of every debtor. Every debt on your life will go finally to rest.
-Every debt hanging around your neck will go finally to rest.
We have never borrowed and God is here. Yet we have never lacked.
How much will you borrow to run this project? 75 Nations additional this year. By force, by ‘tulasi’, but the hand of Jesus. By the mighty hand of Christ, we will announce here that we have exceeded it.
-That is how God will engrace you exceedingly, above all that you can ever ask or think.
When we say if you have contacts in any Nation where we are not present, supply the contact. Don’t do as if they are going to be using the people here. I mean members of this family, not just somebody from your village. Members of this Church who are stewards from whatever Country they are working and then we use them as contacts for access.
Contacts for access only
“Hello, are you in so, so Country? Okay, the Church is coming on there, expect someone tomorrow.”
We got to Nations we never knew in Africa and no contacts, but divinely orchestrated.
In CAR (Central African Republic), it is a French speaking Nation: I prayed for them, I said, “start going.”
3 days to the time, God spoke to a French lady that, “2 Missionaries are coming from Nigeria, get to the airport. Next tomorrow exactly. Get to the airport and bring them to your house, they are My messengers.”
She told the husband, so the two of them went to the airport on the 3rd day and met our 2 Missionaries. “Are you Missionaries from Nigeria?” They called the airport to find out when planes are coming from Nigeria.
We are not playing games here Sir.
When I say, “give contacts.” It is not that they can send us dollars. What are you sending? Contacts.
All those nations, we carry money from here to go there.
“God forbid. For me to leave my junior brother’s name? Never.”
He will arrange everything in order.
We got to a Nation, someone referred to them, he said, “I know what Papa did for me when we were in School and so this is my opportunity.” He took them to a guest house, gave them a car to be using before their car comes. 19 many years.
After the School went on vacation, he had no transport money to go home. I got money from my grandmother for him. for free. Years ago. We have sown so much seeds, there is no way this Ministry can be stranded.
Open your heart, there is nobody that is going to load you with burden. We are burden lifters in our Ministry, not burden distributors.