THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE IN THE BODY OF CHRIST WHO WOULD RATHER DIE THAN DENY JESUS CHRIST
IT TAKES PASSION BURNING IN YOU TO MAXIMIZE THE PASSING BY OF JESUS
PASSION KEEPS BELIEVERS GOING IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON
PASSION IS NOT A GIFT BUT A DECISION MADE BASED ON CONVICTION
– Bishop David Oyedepo on ENGAGING THE POWER OF PASSION IN STEWARDSHIP at Midweek Communion Service Youth Chapel, Canaanland 14th June, 2023 || Part A
Praise God I am on the Covenant Highways of Life!
ENGAGING THE POWER OF PASSION IN STEWARDSHIP.
Passion is key to motion. Luke 19:1-10. No passion, no motion. Luke 8:43-48.
– Every unwanted issue in any one’s life will stop this time because it is obvious that Jesus is on the move in the midst of his people!
Any one that has eyes to see can see, any one that has ears to hear can see hear that but it takes passion burning in you and me to maximize the passing by of Jesus.
It is passion that keeps believers going in season and out of season.
What is passion? Undying genuine love for God and the interest of his kingdom. Songs of Solomon 8:6-7. Love keeps you in motion in season and out of season. It is a demonstration of our genuine and undying love for God and the interest of his kingdom. Passion was at the root of Jesus’ messianic ministry.
At the age of 12 he was burning with passion. Luke 2:45-49; Luke 19:45-46. You find them several times in Scriptures, “he was moved with compassion…” I define compassion as Compound passion – irresistible passion, moving you against all odds. Mark 6:34-43. Peter’s journey with Christ began with passion. Luke 5:3-8. Passion made him forget himself. He gave Jesus his boat and that opened up his destiny. Passion – the power within that keeps you in motion against all odds.
We saw in the life of Paul that it was not a gift but a decision made based on conviction. 1 Corinthians 9:16-17. He knew what it was and his decision was based on conviction. “This is not wasting time; this is securing my glorious destiny.” Philippians 1:21; Romans 1:16; Acts 26:22.
Passion was the driving force behind his life. He defined passion in Romans 8:35-37. That’s the aroma of passion and it is a decision made by individuals based on facts discovered.
There are some people in the body of Christ, you put machine gun in front of them, “renounce Jesus!” They say, “renounce? Jesus you are the Lord and the God of my life. I rather die than deny you.” Machine gun won’t answer. 1 Corinthians 2:9.
Those 3 Hebrew boys burning with passion – Daniel 3:16-17. God said, “you got it; I’ll take care of that.” “You pray to any other God you will be eaten up by lion.” Daniel 6:10. Daniel said, “no adjustment.”
Singing – “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob …”