BEFORE THE HOLY GHOST CAME TO THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA, THEY REFERRED TO US AS MUSHROOM CHURCHES.
THEY ARE NOT WRONG BECAUSE EVERYTHING ABOUT US WAS LIKE MUSHROOMS, EVERYTHING ABOUT US WAS TEMPORARY AS IF JESUS WOULD COME THE FOLLOWING DAY.
AS THE HOLY GHOST CAME, THE WISDOM OF GOD BEGAN TO FIND EXPRESSION LITTLE BY LITTLE AND THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA BEGAN TO BE BUILT
WATCH TODAY, THE GLORY AND THE MINISTRIES OF CHRIST ACROSS OUR NATION, ACROSS AFRICA. GREAT MINISTRIES RISING AS THE HOLY GHOST CONTINUES TO MOVE.
IF IT IS GOD NO ONE CAN UNDO IT. WHEN GOD BLESSES A MAN, NO GANG UP OF THE devil CAN UNBLESS HIM.
WHEN GOD HONOURS A MAN NO GANG UP OF hell CAN DISHONOUR HIM. WHEN GOD TAKES AWAY SHAME AND REPROACH FROM A MAN, NO devil OR HIS AGENT CAN BRING HIM DISGRACE.
THAT SHALL BE YOUR EXPERIENCE
– Bishop David Oyedepo on ‘PRAYER AND FASTING- THE LIVE WIRE OF EVERY GROWING CHURCH’ || 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Day 17 || Youth Chapel || 25th January 2023 || Part D
As the Holy Ghost came, the wisdom of God began to find expression little by little and the Church in Nigeria began to be built. We were mushrooms, that was our identity. They talked about the dead churches as established churches, status quo churches.
They referred to themselves as established churches and we were the mushroom churches. They are not wrong because everything about us was mushrooms. Everything about us was temporary as if Jesus would come the following day. Batchers even came after, it was primary schools that we were hiring. You go to the headmaster and you discuss, no charge because there is nobody who will pay anything. Watch today, The glory and the ministries of Christ across our nation, across Africa. Great ministries rising as the Holy Ghost began to move.
How do we get the Holy Ghost on the move? Luke 11:13. We engage Him from the altar of prayer and fasting. So the apostles of Christ asked for a refilling of the Holy Ghost. They were once filled with the Holy Ghost in the Upper Room. The Holy Ghost descended in response to their prayers. Acts 4:24-32. What they were asking for were the Acts of the Holy Ghost, so they have to be filled with the Holy Ghost to see those things come true. We engage His operation through the altar of prayer and more often than not coupled with fasting. Holy Ghost, move again in our midst. Do a new thing in our midst.
Come down as the wind of heaven. Come down one more time as the mighty rushing wind of heaven, rushing men into the Church across the world.
Come down as a whistle and draw in an influx of record breaking multitudes into our church this year. Come down with waves of convictions leading to massive conversions across our harvest field.
Come down and release more labourers on the field than we ever have. Stir up the spirits of men to seek the lost and serve his interest. The Holy Ghost is the Lord of the harvest. No gainsaying. We can’t just wait expecting Him, we engage Him on the altar of prayer.
Would you add this to your prayer – Come down Holy Ghost into our Church this year, go beyond all that we have ever seen before, come down as the mighty rushing wind, compelling whistle from heaven. Come down with convictions and conversions across our harvest fields. Come down and manifest your wisdom on the best way to deliver with speed each one’s portion in this harvest season.
Lead the Way, clear the ground.
Make this year an Isaac order of year for all Winners. Let every engagement yield results this year. Isaac sowed in the land and received a hundredfold yield. Let it be the Isaac order of year in everybody’s life. Holy Ghost take over my life, position me for fruitful stewardship this year. We need Him more than we need anything else. That is the only way to secure His ministry.
Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit and began reaping the massive harvest of the world. Luke 4:14. People began to say we have never seen it in this fashion. We have seen strange things. That will be our testimony this year. As a church we shall see strange order of growth. As individuals, we shall see the glory of God like never before. Jeremiah 30:19. That is what God said and when God does it, no one can undo it. This year God will turn something surprising out of each one’s life.
The good news is if it is God no one can undo it. When God blesses a man, no gang up of the devil can unbless him.
When God honours a man no gang up of hell can dishonour him. When God takes away shame and reproach from a man, no devil or his agent can bring him disgrace.
That shall be your experience. The better news is that when it is God, it is forever. You don’t suffer a setback when God blesses as long as you keep following Him. You don’t know a downward trend as long as you keep following Him.
This Church has never suffered a downward trend. Your life will never suffer a downward trend. Just keep going. He leads our way forward phase by phase, step by step. Life is a journey. Grace never to be tired from one phase to another following the Master receive it now.
Lift your right hand everyone and give glory to God. Magnify Him, celebrate Him.
No one serves God and His interest at a loss. Job 36:11. Grace to keep serving Him in truth and in deed, not with eyeservice like men pleasers but servants of God doing the will of God, may we all receive that grace afresh today. Serving God shows. They may not know it immediately, but they will know eventually. At the end it must speak.
I tap into that grace of steadfastness in truthful and faithful stewardship so as to maximize the blessedness of kingdom advancement endeavours. Serving God in truth and in deed always shows. He has not asked the son of Jacob to seek Him in vain. Grace to serve Him acceptably with fear and reverence, let’s receive it afresh tonight.
I have heard from heaven this year what I never heard in my life. He is a God of new things. We serve a God of new things. Something new must burst forth in your life this time.
We are in the last week and the last phase of every divine agenda speaks the loudest. The last week must speak the loudest in everyone’s life including your life and my life.
It was the platform of stewardship that Jesus Christ was springing surprises. We have seen strange things today. Luke 5:26, Mark 2:12. So God’s surprise package for the year will only come from our platform of quality, faithful and fruitful stewardship.
It is not for a sit-down Christian. It is for a believer that is on the move.
– Grace to keep springing surprises is released on us.
– This shall be the best year ever in our walk with God.
– What eyes have not seen nor ears heard shall be our story.
Thank Him for the encounter of tonight. Thank Him for the outbreak of light and renewal of strength.