A LOT OF PEOPLE TALK ABOUT BURNOUT IN MINISTRY, I HAVE NEVER SEEN BURN OUT AND I WORK THE HOURS, THE HOURS ALSO WORK ME.
YOU CAN’T FIND DEPRESSION IN A MAN THAT IS ACTIVELY WALKING WITH GOD.
A CHOICE TO SERVE GOD IN TRUTH AND IN DEED IS A CHOICE FOR ALL ROUND REST IN A WORLD OF UNREST.
YOU CAN’T GIVE GOD HIS PLACE AND MISS YOUR PLACE.
IF YOU DON’T CARRY THE KINGDOM IN YOUR HEART, YOU HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO
– Bishop David Oyedepo on UNDERSTANDING THE BLESSEDNESS OF A REVIVAL 4 at Covenant Day of Marital Breakthrough Service Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland First Sunday Service || Part B
To be without God in this world is to be without hope which is the breeding ground for depression.
People who are having a great walk with God never see depression. In His presence, there is fullness of joy, pleasure forevermore. You can’t find depression in a man that is actively walking with God.
You can’t find it. A lot of people talk about burnout in ministry, I have never seen burn out and I work the hours, the hours also work me. With God at the centre of your life, your hope is alive.
You can see the end of the tunnel in every conflict. Hebrews 12:1. I curse the siege of depression in your life. Psalm 16:11. Walking with Jesus engraces the believer to live above depression naturally without any pressure.
Somebody asked me years ago, Brother David, do you ever have any problems? I said maybe it came and I didn’t know. I have not had people say sorry to me for many years in my life. I don’t look sorrowful. Sorry for what?
Some enjoy it so much. The more sorry they say to you, the more your sorry is compounding. There was a battle raging against the Most High God, He said “He that sitteth in heaven shall laugh”. Something is breaking forth in your life. Ephesians 2:12.
To be without God is to be without hope but by redemption we have been begotten into a lively hope. 1 Peter 1:3. So we have a living hope. Ecclesiastes 9:4. When you are joined to God, your hope is alive. When you disconnect, it is lost. So stay connected and keep your hope alive.
You have heard me say several times that I am not surprised that grace has brought us to where we are. I would have been surprised if it didn’t. We have done what He says to do, He is committed to do what He says He will do.
Since inception, we have been pushing God and the interest of His kingdom as a church, he has never stopped adding colour to us. 42 years and counting. Awesome God, ever dependable. It is your turn.
No one can be on two sides at the same time, everyone has to choose which side to be. 1 Kings 18:21. Joshua 24:15. It is a choice to make. You can’t serve God and mammon, you have to choose one and despise the other. Everyone’s lot in life is a function of his choice. Deuteronomy 30:19.
My prayer in this awesome season is that you make a good choice to go with God and everything will start going well with you. A choice to serve the living God or other gods is yours and mine to make.
A choice to serve the living God is a choice for all round rest in a world of unrest. Including marital, business, career, children, all round rest. A choice to serve God in truth and in deed is a choice for all round rest in a world of unrest.
The world is under the siege of unrest, everybody is running helter-skelter. They entered into a covenant to seek God with all their heart and with the whole of their desire and God gave them rest round about. Roundabout means in all areas. You will have rest over your children, your health, over your marriage, over your career and business.
That is what a choice to serve God with all your heart and with the whole of your desire guarantees. Psalm 32:10. Come and taste that God is good. Let’s stop playing religion, let’s come real. God is not a myth. God is real.
No one can make God first in his life and miss his enviable place in destiny. When the widow of Zarapheth obeyed Elijah “make for me first”. She became the envy of the whole city for that season. She was robust, others were haggard.
Your enviable destiny is secured if you will care to make God first and watch what He does with your life. I signed that deal with my heavenly Father. I have said that many times, many are tired of hearing it but I am not tired of saying it. It gives me natural fulfilment, no coercion. Matthew 6:33. They may not happen today but they are reserved for you.
Incorruptible, that means indestructible reserved for you. No devil can destroy it. If you will stay true to your covenant to serve Him. You can’t give God the first place and not emerge an enviable citizen. All the ones who will rather die than miss God in scriptures were enviable front liners.
Abraham, Moses, Daniel, Nehemiah, David, a man after God’s own heart became a hero as a teenager. You can’t give God His place and miss your place. I have been on several prayer and fasting episodes, I have not identified one where I went for myself. It was not prayer episodes when I got called to ministry, several before I got called. Oh God manifest yourself to this generation.
You know the husbandman that laboureth will be the first partaker of the fruits. If you don’t carry the kingdom in your heart, you have a long way to go. I have never branched in any man’s house in my life “please can you assist me on what to eat?” yet I have never gone fasting because of lack of food.
Somebody’s story is changing. Romans 15:4. Hebrews 13:7. When I saw Hagin’s depth of faith, I said Lord, I want this. You can’t access the grace you don’t crave for. If everybody in this Church will tap into the grace of kingdom first that I carry, we will turn the world upside down in no second.
Not hanging somewhere and thinking I know something will happen someday, sometime. It won’t happen. You must do what He says first before it happens. I see an unbeatable army of people here today. It will impact on your marital life. When you are walking with God, the devil will have no way to mess you up.