YOU KEEP SAYING ‘IT IS WHO YOU KNOW THAT MATTERS’. THAT IS WHY NOTHING MATTERS IN YOUR LIFE!
WE DID NOT HAVE TO KNOW ANYBODY EXCEPT GOD TO GET INTO CANAANLAND
LOVERS OF GOD ARE NEVER STRUGGLERS. LOVERS ARE ALWAYS HIGH FLYERS
CAN I TELL YOU WHAT THE LOVE OF GOD IS WORTH? THERE IS NO HUMAN HAND IN THIS CHURCH!
WHETHER PRESIDENT, MILITARY, POLICE OR MINISTERS. THERE IS NO SINGLE HUMAN HAND BEHIND THIS CHURCH.
GOD’S HAND IS MUCH MORE THAN ALL THE HANDS OF HUMAN BEINGS PUT TOGETHER. YOU SETTLE WITH MAN, YOU MISS GOD.
ALL THIS SYNDROME OF ‘WHO YOU KNOW IS WHAT MATTERS’ THAT’S WHY NOTHING HAS MATTERED IN YOUR LIFE. STOP THAT!
THOSE WHO DO KNOW THEIR GOD SHALL BE STRONG AND THEY SHALL DO EXPLOITS
WHEREVER THE SUN SHINES, GOD’S WORD APPLIES. HE IS THE KING OF ALL THE EARTH. NO TRUTH IS REGIONAL OR RACIAL.
– Bishop David Oyedepo at Covenant Day of Open Doors Service Second Service Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland 5th February 2023 Part A
The Word comes to us in different forms. Among others we have the principles of the Word, the revelation of the Word and the fire of the Word (Jeremiah 20:9).
Lord, I want the fire of your word. That one puts you into motion. You can’t access the fire of His word and be docile. The fire of His Word sets you into motion and always culminates into diverse manifestations and encounters. Jeremiah 20:9.
Prayer: Lord grant me access to the fire of your Word that will set me in motion in the direction of your Word in my life. Go ahead and pray.
Grant me access to the fire of your Word. In Jesus’ precious name we have prayed.
Lord, we look up to you today, let each one encounter the fire of your Word.
Let it refine our lives, keep us in motion for you and bring us to realms of diverse manifestations of your grace and glory in Jesus name.
Again the prophetic focus for the month is GENUINE LOVE FOR GOD MAKES A LIVING WONDER.
When we talk about genuine, that means there must be some fake. Everything genuine has its fake. Genuine love for God makes a living wonder. Solomon loved the Lord and he became a living wonder to the world of his days.
Until he backed out of grace. All the kings of the earth came to hear the wisdom of Solomon, the boy who never knew the difference between the left hand and the right hand. He became a showcase to the entire world. 1 Kings 3:3. David, a youth with a heart for God emerged a national hero as a teenager.
Genuine love for God makes the believer a living wonder. We have been trying to examine how to prove the genuineness of our love in our midweek services so endeavour to be part of it.
You can’t be in love and not know but let’s check some biblical proofs of the genuineness of our love for God. You don’t have to pray about the food you love, you just know it. When they set it on the table you smile. “Only God knows those who love Him” is a lie.
Everyone that loves God knows that He loves God. 1 Chronicles 29:3. Not that I was gifted, it is my choice to be in love with God’s agenda. Jesus asked Simon Peter “do you love me?” he answered “I love you Lord” not that I am thinking about it or I am praying about it. John 21:15-17.
Whether you are in love or not is between you and God. I can’t know it. You should know what is in you. Genuine love for God is ordained to make a living wonder of any believer.
Solomon said I don’t have the wisdom required for this task, give me wisdom so I won’t be put to shame. A living wonder. He loved the Lord, he went to validate His love and returned with a package that turned him into a living wonder.
Many living wonders will emerge through these prophetic weeks of harvest. You will be dazed by the acts of God in your life.
Obedience: Proof of Our Love
John 14:21. Delightsome obedience is a proof of our love for God. Not trying to censor scriptural instructions. It doesn’t apply to us here, you know we are in Africa”. Wherever the sun shines, God’s word applies. He is the King of all the earth.
No truth is regional or racial. Like we were told in the first teaching, living in love makes it simple to obey the laws. When you are in love, whatever He says soothes you. “You don’t know what you are talking about”. He built this Tabernacle in one year without stress, without financial struggles, without begging because He said so and love made you believe it even though it may look like shame or a reproach if it didn’t happen.
“I, the God of Wonder Double is visiting you” and in 8 weeks the Church multiplied literally and most of our churches around the world. Because He said so. Obeying God becomes a delight when you are truly in love. What people say doesn’t move you. You are insensitive, you are dead to self and alive to God.
If we love Him, we will love what He loves the most. God’s greatest love on the earth is the salvation of souls. I call it “The Capital Proof of Our Love for God”. The passion to see souls saved and see them established in the faith. He came to seek and save those who are lost.
His name shall be called Jesus, He shall save the people from their sins. John 3:16. There were all miracles in the Old Testament, He sent Him for the salvation of souls. Even the dead was raising the dead in the Old Testament. Elisha’s dry bone raised the dead. So it is not about raising the dead that He sent Jesus.
So nobody can claim to be in love with God without being a lover of souls. Let’s stop playing games. He asked Peter three times so I call it the capital proof of our love for God. On the prayer altar, you are pumping fire to see people saved and see them established in the faith. Passionate invitation not if you like you can come. No! You must come, something is waiting for you. Passion! It is a capital proof of our love for God. Let’s stop faking it.
When we are truly and genuinely in love, all things keep working for us on their own accord. Lovers are never strugglers. Lovers are always highfliers.
Genuine lovers don’t lack testimonies. Therefore from now, your life will never lack testimonies again.
You know some people can’t put the sticker of the Church on their car, they are big boys in town. “How can they see I am going to Church”. You better wake up. Can I tell you what the love of God is worth? There is no human hand in this church! Whether President, Military, Police or Ministers.
There is no single human hand behind this Church.
God’s hand is much more than all the hands of human beings put together. He stretched forth His hand and brought three million people out of Egypt. You settle with man, you miss God. Abraham said take this nonsense from me, lest you say you made Abraham rich.
A covenant child! All this syndrome of ‘who you know is what matters’ that’s why nothing has mattered in your life. Stop that! Those who do know their God shall be strong and they shall do exploits. It is your turn.
You will lay hold on jobs you never know where they came from. Just be intoxicated with the love of God and you find all things working together for your good.