Bishop David Abioye on ‘ENGAGING THE POWER OF FOCUS IN ACCESSING NEXT LEVELS’ at 2023 International Ministers Conference



MANY MINISTRIES ARE DWARFS TODAY BECAUSE FROM THE ONSET THEY ARE BRANCHING TO TOO MANY THINGS.

GOD GAVE BISHOP OYEDEPO A WORLDWIDE MINISTRY BUT HE STARTED FROM NURSING THE TRUNK NOT LOOKING FOR BRANCHES.

DON’T DO MANY THINGS AT THE SAME TIME, DO WHAT YOUR FOCUS CAN MANAGE.

GROW UP! GAIN STABILITY BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO SPREAD OUT.

THERE ARE PLACES WHERE UNCTION WILL NOT ANSWER TO YOU IF YOU GO THERE.

YOU MUST KNOW WHO SHOULD BE AT YOUR ALTAR AND WHO SHOULD NOT COME THERE BECAUSE GOD WILL HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE.

Bishop David Abioye on ‘ENGAGING THE POWER OF FOCUS IN ACCESSING NEXT LEVELS‘ at 2023 International Ministers Conference Covenant University Chapel 10th May, 2023 || PART D

Jesus disciplined Himself. Discipline is the ability to say no when you should say no. There are many offers that will come your way. Somebody may come and say, ‘Oh! Pastor, you have been a blessing to us. We want to register your name in a Company’! Be careful!

It might end as a trap that you don’t know. Now, look at this, John the Baptist was sent to the Wilderness and if you read Mark 1:1-5, everybody in the city came to him. But one day, he went to the city and it was there that he lost his head. He was sent specifically to be ministering in the Wilderness and people were coming from all places.

And his Message was so fiery that even soldiers could not confront him. He will abuse and lash them, they will say, ‘It doesn’t matter, just baptize us’! Because he was in the right place, he maintained his jurisdiction.

One day he went to the city and said to Herod,

‘Why did you marry your brother’s wife?

And Herod said, ‘It’s me you are talking to like that? And they lock him up! And a little girl demanded for his head and he lost his Ministry. And that’s why Jesus was lamenting that why can a man like Elijah who could have called down fire die like that? The fire answered to John only in the Wilderness, not in the city.

There are places where unction will not answer to you if you go there. Perhaps he saw Jesus preaching in the city and he said, ‘Why not! Let’s also go to the city’! And that’s why he was blaming Jesus, ‘Are you the one to come or are we to look for someone else?

Today, many Ministers are blaming other Ministries, ‘The reason why our Church is not growing is because they came to plant their Church close to us. That’s not why your Church is not growing, you have been distracted somewhere, you should maintain focus Galatians 2:8.

The day Paul thought that he was powerful enough to go to the Jews, his anointing was lost, they scraped his head, they beat him and they slapped him.

A man who was once described as a god in the likeness of men, lost his dignity, he lost his honour. He ended his Ministry right there in the prison.

A man who could cause his opposition to be blinded lost out because he failed to define his jurisdiction Acts Chapter 20-21.

-May we understand our jurisdiction and stay on there.

Jesus told His disciples, ‘Do not go the way of the Gentiles’! So He told them where to go and what to preach so you must know what to preach, where to go and where not to go. You must know invitations to respond to and invitations not to respond to.

You must know who should be at your altar and who should not come there because God will hold you accountable and ask you to give a report of it.

3. Don’t pursue too many things at the same time.

Don’t be a jack of all trades and master of none. I observed one day, ‘Why do horticulturists trim branches of trees when they are growing up’. They trim those branches that are coming up abruptly so that all the nutrients can go into the trunk and it can grow up.

Many Ministries are dwarfs today because from the onset they are branching to too many things. I know that the branches will have to take their own nutrients so the heights required are not in existence.

You need to grow up, that’s part of the definition of focus. Grow up! Gain stability before you begin to spread out.

God gave to His Servant a Worldwide Ministry but he started from nursing the trunk not looking for branches.

The first set of branches came four to five years after its existence and it went to some local places nearby that will be cost-effective. And when the five branches stabilized, more branches, then suddenly the Message came to him, ‘It is now time to move to Africa’!

We moved to a few Nations in Africa and after stabilizing it, ‘Go to other Nations of the world’! Don’t do many things at the same time, do what your focus can manage.

This is where the problem of people who claim to be multitasking comes in – Because they are multitasking people, everything that comes to them, they do it and in the process, they end in confusion.

-I see someone getting delivered in the Name of Jesus!

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