-Bishop David Oyedepo at CHoP
* As your thanksgiving comes from the heart, not from the tip of your tongue.
* Turn your bugging concerns into thanksgiving.
* Then you have committed God to turn them into testimonies.
* The end has come to every form of shame and reproach in your life.
Praising God, High Praises for 7 and a half hours, all that put together is about 14 hours: the dead came back to life (documented testimony).
There is power in Thanksgiving, Praise and Worship. It invokes divine intervention, it brings God into the scene, when the Lord steps in, the earth trembles (Psalm 99:1). Any time God steps in, our troubles tremble and turns into testimonies.
-In the name of Jesus, the last battle you lost is the last you will ever lose!!
Personalize it, “The last battle I lost is the last I will ever lose! I know how to bring God in through high praises, a heart of gratitude, addiction to thanksgiving and when God steps in, my troubles must tremble and clear off the way.
The last battle I lost is the last I will ever lose. The last battle I lost is the last I will ever lose!! Thank You Jesus.”
Speak to me Jesus, I want to hear from You. He has started already. In Jesus precious name we have prayed. The Lord sent a Word to Jacob and it turned him into a nation (Isaiah 9:8).
In the name of Jesus, I pray for a raw encounter for everyone in this service this morning, wherever you are connected, now grace to access your own Word this morning that will change your level, receive it now in the name of Jesus and so shall it be.
Lord, thank You again for those awesome wonders. They are your doings, take all the glory, take all the praise in Jesus precious name.
TURN YOUR CONCERNS TO THANKSGIVING AND GOD WILL TURN THEM INTO TESTIMONIES
Can I have you say with me, “as I turn my concerns into thanksgiving, I have committed God to turn them to testimonies!!!” We can even stop here if you believe in what you have said.
In everything, give thanks for that is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you; after you have done the will of God, you have need of patience so you can receive the promise (1 Thessalonians 5:18, Hebrews 10:36).
The will of God is in everything give thanks even when it appears ‘un-thanksworthy’; give Him thanks.
Even when the fig tree shall not blossom and there shall not be fruits in the vine; give Him thanks: then He will step in and make your feet like hinds feet and get you up upon your high places (Habakkuk 3:17).
Thanksgiving is a mystery that engenders a turnaround for those who will engage with it from their hearts (Isaiah 29:13).
If you will lay it to heart to give glory to His name, you will never see shame.
-The end has come to every form of shame and reproach in your life.
We have here the example of Jehoshaphat: besieged by 3 kings, each of those kings was stronger than Judah, so Judah was meant to be wiped out, to be over run and routed.
So he called for prayer and fasting; all of Judah came together with their children, everybody, fasted and prayed (2 Chronicles 20:3). And he said, “Lord, we have no power or might against this great company that is risen against us, neither know we what to do but our eyes are on you.”
He (God) said, “sure, your eyes are on Me. Turn Me on (2 Chronicles 20:17).
God: You shall not need to fight in this battle. Set yourselves, stand still in praise and watch the salvation of your God with you.
He said, “when God says, ‘set yourself, stand ye still’, it means, ‘Praise Me’: so he appointed singers and as they began to sing and to praise, God stepped in and took over their battles (2 Chronicles 20:22).
As you turn your concerns into thanksgiving, you have committed God to step in and turn it into a testimony: so as they began to sing and to praise, God stepped in, set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab and mount Seir which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
How? 2 Chronicles 20:23
Judah never shot an arrow.
-The last battle you lost is the last you will ever lose.
Now you know what to do, go and do it.
Turn your bugging issues into thanksgiving, let your thanksgiving come from the heart, not from the tip of your tongue and you have committed God to turn them into testimonies.
Psalm 92:1-2, 10-11
Thanksgiving silences our enemies, brings them down to the ground as we invoke divine intervention. By invoking divine presence, our enemies are silenced.
Jesus referenced that scripture in Matthew chapter 21 verse 16, “out of the mouth of babes and sucklings, thou hast PERFECTED PRAISE.”
Perfect praise: praise that emanates from a heart of gratitude. Gratitude resulting into joy, joy resulting into praise, God silences our enemies.
How did He do that? He made whips and whipped away everything buying and selling in the temple and that was interpreted by healing all the sick that came to him.
So when you are in praise, you invoke divine presence, the wrath of God is vented on your enemies to set you free. That is the way it works. Church Gist. God silences our enemies through the mystery of perfect praise.
And what makes it perfect is that it is coming from the heart.
Every believer can invoke it, every believer can invoke vengeance in the camp of their enemies through high praises. That’s how God silences our enemies to give us our victories that we desire.
Turn your concerns to thanksgiving and God will turn them into testimonies.
The concerns over your health, turn them to thanksgiving and God will turn them into testimonies.
The concerns over your home, turn them into thanksgiving and your God will turn them into testimonies.
The concerns over your business and the work of your hand, turn them into thanksgiving, and God, your God will turn them into testimonies.
Whatever represents a concern around your life, thank God for turning them into testimonies. Thank God for turning them into testimonies!
Prayer: My God is turning my concerns into testimonies. Thank You Lord Jesus for turning the concerns over my health into testimonies.
The concerns over my children’s health into testimonies; the concerns over my business into testimonies; the concerns over my spiritual life into testimonies; Thank God for it.
Celebrate Him, glory to God. Now let’s praise Him.
Demonstrate that you understand that mystery as you celebrate God in a dance.
Let them praise Him in the dance…to execute vengeance upon the heathen, to execute the judgement written (Psalm 149:3, 9).
-Whatever is contrary to what is written concerning you, God will level them out.