MANY WANT TO ‘JAPA’ THINKING THEY ARE SALVAGING DESTINY BUT THEY ARE DAMAGING DESTINY.
NOT EVERY OPEN DOOR IS GOD’s DOOR, SOME ARE TRAPS IN DISGUISE.
UNTIL WE ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT, WE CANNOT LEAD IN OUR WORLD.
LIFE IS A WILDLIFE PARK, THERE ARE DANGERS LURKING IN EVERY CORNER!
IF GOD IS LEADING YOU, EVEN IN THE DESERT YOU CANNOT SUFFER!
– Pastor David Oyedepo Jnr
What are the details of that covenant?
1.Direction. He said, ‘Wisdom is profitable to direct’! Success commences from the foundation of direction. When one goes as led by God, he is bound to stand out in life Isaiah 48:17 and 21. The key to standing out is being led by God. When God is the one directing your steps, you end up as an individual on the cusp of success. So success occurs for you and I at the instance of direction.
And that is why the Word of God tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6, ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart… So direction is our heritage in redemption and it is the pathway to experiencing the success that God has ordained for us!
If you look at the Scriptures in the Book of Romans 8:19, it says, ‘The earnest expectations of the creation waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God! So the world is waiting for the sons of God to manifest!
Is somebody here going to manifest? Say with me, I’ll manifest! Say it louder!
But what is the prerequisite for these manifestations of the sons of God?
Romans 8:14, For as many that are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God’! So, it is the leading of the Spirit that brings about the manifestations of the sons!
Until we are led by the Spirit, we cannot lead in our world. For anyone to emerge as a success in this Kingdom, there is a demand for direction from the Spirit of God.
And this is so vital and so critical because not every open door is God’s door, many of them are traps in disguise. So many people are jumping into opportunities and damaging destinies.
It is not every door that opens that is God’s door. This is so important and this is so vital. And we must recognise that! And this is one of the safeguards that will protect us in the journey of life.
God’s servant, our father has said over the years that, ‘Life is a wildlife park there are dangers lurking in every corner’! And that is why we need the guidance of the Spirit 1 Corinthians 2:9, John 16:12-13. So, don’t jump at every opportunity so as not to damage destiny! Follow the leading of the Spirit of God! This is a critical demand for success!
There are so many great destinies that have been written off into mediocrity and failure because of absence of connectivity to divine direction. This is a critical demand!
-I pray that for all of us upon this Mountain of Shiloh, our spiritual ears and eyes would be opened afresh!
It is important that we are reminded that it is those who can hear what others cannot hear and those that can see what others cannot see that can stand where others cannot stand.
And it is the direction of God that provokes the elevation of man. In this part of the world, for example here in Nigeria, you will discover that there is a movement many of us who are youths know that they call it, ‘Japa’- People running out of the country anyhow thinking that they are salvaging destiny but for many, they are damaging destiny.
Individuals who should be high flyers and kings are now found in low places. Individuals who should be princes riding on horses, they are now walking on foot as servants- Destinies written off! Because running in seemingly open doors that end up damaging destinies.
Please, hear me and hear me well, if God is leading you, even in the desert you cannot suffer! It doesn’t matter what the terrain looks like. The terrain is not what defines your experience.
He said, ‘They thirsteth not when He led them through the desert’!
The number one risk through the desert is thirst because you will always find yourself vulnerable to overheating and dehydration. But He said, when God was the one leading, the condition was not their personal situation, because He was the one guiding them. For somebody here today, by the encounter you are having this morning, the God of this Commission will begin to guide your steps!
–Pastor David Oyedepo Jnr “HOUR OF VISITATION” || SHILOH 2022 || COVENANT HIGHWAYS || December 9th 2022 || Day 4, Morning Session.