I HAD TO CONFIRM THE TESTIMONY OF THE SEVEN CHILDREN BORN AT THE SAME TIME.
WE DON’T MAKE UP TESTIMONIES HERE.
SOME THINGS WILL HAPPEN TO YOU THIS YEAR THAT YOU WILL BE ON THE FLOOR CRYING FOR JOY.
DON’T BE LOST IN THE CROWD!
WHEN YOU POSE TO KNOW EVERYTHING, YOU HAVE LOST YOUR PLACE IN THE RACE OF LIFE!
LOOK AT HOW REFRESHED WE ARE BUILDING THAT MASSIVE THING STRUCTURE.
SEE HOW REFRESHED WE ARE IN SPITE OF THE NAIRA GALLOPING. SEE HOW RELAXED WE ARE AS A CHURCH AS IF NOTHING IS GOING ON.
A MULTI-BILLION PROJECT GOING ON AT A TIME LIKE THIS, MULTI-MILLION DOLLARS OF MATERIALS TO BE IMPORTED AND THEY ARE COMING IN. HOW? BY HIS GUIDANCE.
BY MY LITTLE UNDERSTANDING AND FROM EXPERIENCE, I SAID I NEVER LIVE IN LAGOS.
LAGOS? NOTHING APPEARS DECENT. IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET A BUS, YOU JUMP INTO IT, IF YOU ARE GOING TO COME DOWN THEY WON’T STOP, YOU JUMP DOWN ALSO.
LET GOD GUIDE YOU. NOBODY EVER REGRETS WALKING BY THE GUIDANCE OF THE LORD. HE KNOWS THE END FROM THE BEGINNING
WHEN GOD TOLD US TO GO TO KADUNA – THE CITY OF PERSECUTION, HE PREPARED US. WE GOT THERE AND PERSECUTED THE PERSECUTORS TO A STANDSTILL
THE LORD SAID TO ME ANYTIME YOU ASK A QUESTION AND I KEEP MUTE, MY QUIETNESS DOES NOT MEAN GO AHEAD, IT MEANS STAY WHERE YOU ARE.
DON’T LET YOUR MIND GUIDE YOU, IT IS TOO WEAK TO DETERMINE THE FUTURE, LET JESUS GUIDE YOU.
DON’T GO TO WAR WITHOUT MAKING ENQUIRES.
ANOTHER YEAR IS HERE, MAKE ENQUIRES AGAINST ANY MISGUIDANCE, MISLEADING OR MISDIRECTION THAT CAN END UP IN MASSIVE LONG TERM FRUSTRATION.
- Bishop David Oyedepo || 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Day 10 || Youth Chapel || 18th January 2023 ||
Now, I have to send someone out to make a call to confirm that testimony of seven children at the same time. And then it was confirmed. The testimony has been shared in our Church in Awka, Amen. We don’t make up anything here, as I heard it I said, ‘Go and call since there is a telephone number there’. Church Gist. Find out how real it is! Wait a minute, the things that we have been experiencing since the visitation of the Wonder-double God, they are the things that even when you hear it, you want to disbelieve. Now, even when you are there, you know that you don’t want to disbelieve God but you are wondering, ‘Is this true?
Not only did it happen, it has been shared in Church and we are awaiting the records to come over from there. Now, wait a minute, this God told me that He will spring surprises! Now, He has been springing it without us knowing, but He said, ‘Wait! I will spring surprises! Church Gist. I will turn each one to a surprise to himself!
Now, watch! All these individuals Sir, it is the outcome of their personal engagement. Don’t be lost in the crowd! They don’t pass exams in groups! They don’t get promoted in groups! You can assume duty in a particular organisation at the same time and somebody else will just arrive in that organisation. Church Gist. This organisation is so terrible, they don’t promote people. Church Gist. They didn’t promote you because you didn’t qualify for their promotion terms.
Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah that bear you Isaiah 51:2. He called him alone and blessed and increased him. Now let everyone in Zion know that’s how He relates, ‘I relate with people on individual basis’! Church Gist. It’s not about shouting and screaming, it’s about being personally connected to Heaven’s agenda for the hour. Church Gist. That’s what delivers to you your portion.
The one that gave testimony of six children was my first time of hearing it, I mean I’ve never seen it before. Now there is seven children and I’m baffled. Church Gist. So I needed to know where it is from! Now watch! Some things will happen to you this year that you will be on the floor crying for joy.
🎶 Emi o mo o
Emi o mo
I bi ti’mba ti m’ope mi wa
Oba gbogbo aiye
Baba ese gan🎶
-Something is bursting forth! It will be only on the premise of your personal qualitative engagement with the agenda of the hour. It shall be!
God swore a blessing on me one day, He said, ‘My son David, even though you don’t want to be rich, it’s too late’! Something went up before that voice came down!
-God’s voice that will keep speaking all the days of your life, will come down your way all the days of your life!
We don’t make up things here Sir, when we are not clear we call until we are clear or we say that we have not clear this thing! Although they read it but we have not cleared it! God is giving seven children at a time! You don’t have a problem!
-For everyone on the line for miracle children, this is your year!
He said, ‘Give us four children, two separate times’! And God said, it’s too slow! Now be specific! But I’m able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you can ask or imagine.
That young man said, all these things that I’ve done from my youth, what lack I yet? I believe the exhortation line and teaching line this month is to show what each one may lack yet so he can fill that gap and fulfil his life on the prayer altar. What lack I yet? Church Gist. When you pose to know everything, you have lost your place in the race of life! What lack I yet? I’ve done ten things but it’s still not delivering? What lack I yet?
Now, it might be the lack of specificity that is lacking in your prayer life. I mean, everything is in place but you have not been specific! You are a crying and groaning Barthimaeus. You are not saying anything, ‘Oh! Lord Jehovah Jireh! Jehovah Shammah! Church Gist. Jehovah Shalom! Jehovah ‘Everybody’! Greeting and making requests are not the same. All those are Spiritual greetings (Praises). You are just worshipping and celebrating Him, it’s acceptable, there is nothing you are getting from Him other than the aura of His Presence. You don’t even know how to engage! What lack I yet?
People won’t ask that question, they will say, ‘I’ve done everything, I don’t know what God is doing! Okay, go and arrest Him! Until you do everything right, the door won’t open Sir. You have some security safe and you have to turn it four times, two forward and seven times backward. You say, ‘No! I’m the owner of this thing, I can’t be turning it like that’! And you turn everything together, 4, 2, 7 in the same direction. Church Gist. Will it open? That’s how people are turning things. They are just using the Scripture to try to confuse God. Do whatever He tells you to do, do it! Until we are specific in prayer! Prayer life is never fulfilling, things are going to keep hanging and hanging! I’ve prayed for forty days, well done what did you pray? Which will of God did you engage? Are you committed to kingdom advancement prayer in any of your prayers at all? Hmmm. No! That one we do it in church. Church Gist. These people didn’t do it in church, they carried it on their heads, in their hearts, on their knees in their bedrooms and heaven responded. God will respond to every one of us in a unique way this year.
ENGAGING THE WONDERS OF SPECIFIC DEMANDS ON THE ALTAR OF PRAYER.
We have a man by the name Ezra. We had this written about him. They were seeking the right way to escape the robbery attacks, to escape the challenges of life on their journey. Ezra 8:21-23. The right way! We are just going anyway we see, let’s go seek the right way. There is a way that seemeth right unto a man but the end thereof are the ways of death. Let’s go seek the right way. They engaged in a fast to seek the right way. Proverbs 3:6. Don’t lean on your own understanding, let God lead. By my small understanding, I will never lead this church to this forest. Lord, what are you saying? This is the place. Church Gist. When did you ask Him last before you jumped? You just jumped from frying pan to fire. Oh my Gosh! Oh my God, what happened to me. You happened to yourself. Psalm 32:8. He has a commitment to guide us but we have a responsibility to ask Him to guide us. Fasting season provides that opportunity so you don’t keep jumping here and there and missing on every side, just losing on the way.
By my little understanding and from experience, I will never live in Lagos. Lagos? Nothing appears decent. If you are going to get a bus, you jump into it, if you are going to come down they won’t stop. You are very fortunate, before now there was no ‘come down and go to your house’ at a terminal. What is terminal? It is Molue. You jump down and if you fall down, they will laugh. Look at this man, what is wrong with him? What kind of life is this? You will buy a wristwatch and it will have no engine with it and it is in a moving vehicle. So you look at this thing, you want to wind it down, it won’t wind and the vehicle has moved. We came here one time and parked a car, they gave us a card “you are parking at your own risk” after paying. I said what kind of life is this. Nothing looked decent. Church Gist. The people you gave money to wrote on the receipt so in case the car is stolen before you come back, we are not responsible, you are parking at your own risk. We just gave you space, you better provide your own security. Then one morning, He said “arise! Get down to Lagos”. He said it many times because He knew my position. He said it till I had to bow. I didn’t complain but I wasn’t disposed. You won’t miss God’s agenda for your life. No one here will miss God’s agenda for your life.
They sought the right way. Now watch, my wife and I were praying, Jesus what are you saying about the base of this ministry, I was getting a pull in my spirit to Kaduna. So I said let’s pray. He said “stand up!” I stood up “Open your Bible” I opened my Bible and He answered the question verbatim. I said Lord, what shall I do? He said, “arise and get down to Damascus”. He said Damascus – Kaduna, city of persecution. So I knew persecution was waiting when I left. But we persecuted the persecution. Church Gist. People like John were students in A.B.U. then. We persecuted the prosecutors to a standstill because He told me what we are going to meet there and He prepared me for it. Church Gist. You better ask the Lord before jumping from one business to another. Ask the Lord. you say it was my friend who introduced me to it. Okay! Your friend is your guidance. He will guide you. When you fail, he will say “that is how things are, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t work”. He won’t even say I am sorry. Don’t let your friend or your mind guide you, it is too weak to determine the future, let Jesus guide you.
Ezra 8:22-23. Those places where those armed robbers ‘rovers’. Rovers means flying robbers. They attack anybody but they went safe by seeking the way to go, you shall run safely in your journey, no one will run into the mouth of a lion here.
We saw how David demanded direction from the Lord for victory over the battles all around Him and God granted them. 1 Samuel 30:6-9. They had a major strategic failure, they all moved to war and left the home front free. The enemy came and took away their wives, their sons and their daughters. People said let’s stone this man, this man is a devil. David was very distressed because people thought of stoning Him. Don’t go to war without making enquires. Another year is here, make enquires against any misguidance, misleading or misdirection that can end up in massive long term frustration. Let God guide you. Nobody ever regrets walking by the guidance of the Lord. He knows the end from the beginning. When God said come here, it looked like what! There is no natural mind that will embrace it. It is contrary to all church growth principles that people teach. I have been a student of this church growth stuff since 1985 and I can’t find any justification for this one by my little brain. This is the place. Be fighting in your small brain but this is the place and here we came and we met God here. God met us here and we met Him here. The two of us had journeyed together because He led the way here. No one will miss His place. So they went forth and won the battle. This is David’s spoil from the battle by following God’s guidance. He demanded for it and God granted it to Him, He is always interested because He is committed by covenant. Psalm 32:8. He is committed to our guidance. If you ask Him am I to go and He didn’t answer, it means stay where you are. The Lord said to me anytime you ask a question and I keep mute, my quietness does not mean go ahead, it means stay where you are. Church Gist. Stay. Lord shall we go on with the project? 2016. No sound. No voice. Lord we are ready, shall we go on? No sound, no voice. Then He came down, never talk to me on this matter again until when I talk to you. When the king spoke. Look at how refreshed we are building that massive thing. See how refreshed we are in spite of the naira galloping. See how relaxed we are as a church as if nothing is going on. Multibillion thing going on at a time like this multimillion dollars of stuff to be imported and they are coming in, how? By His guidance. Stop swimming against the tide, it is a risk. When the tide gets strong, you get drowned. Don’t swim against the tide. Don’t overstretch your wings and break them. Ask for the direction of the wind and you just spread your wings and are carried. No one here will miss His steps.
Be specific in your demand for the direction. Be specific. I can’t go on two tracks at the same time, what are you saying Jesus! We saw how Nehemiah specified his request to the king from the prayer altar. Church Gist. What do you want? He said, ‘Let me go and pray’! Not, I want the following: 1, 2, 3, 4 and dictated to the king and the king said, ‘You have it’!
Specifics! Unheard-of kind of request from a captive who was privileged to be a cupbearer in the king’s palace, ‘You are asking me to give you soldiers, you?… “He was promoted to be a cupbearer in the king’s palace and you are asking me to give you soldiers? Church Gist. You? Do you have a bodyguard here? To give you a letter to go and collect wood for free? You have money to buy? As hard as those specifics are, they were granted! Because God’s Hand came upon him when he made those specific requests! It is the same thing with you!
-Wherever you step into, being guided by God and securing His good hand upon your life, the door will open to you!
Nehemiah 2:4-8. You know what it means for a domestic staff to say that he wants to go and build a city? With what account and what resource? And watch what the king said, with the queen sitting by him (agreement) to Nehemiah in Nehemiah 2:6. Church Gist. For how long shall thy journey be? Is that a proper response from a king to a rebellious captive boy? In Nehemiah 2:7-8 he implied, ‘King, I need a convoy you don’t think so? He said, ‘I think so omo (referring to Nehemiah), what other thing do you need? (Laughing). Don’t pity God, He is more than anything we are able to ask or think! Ephesians 3:20. He granted them.
Let’s get that specifics! Okay king, whatever you think that I will need. He says, ‘Okay! You need bottles of water, I will ask them to get you bottles of water from Hebron water! How many cartons do you need? Church Gist. And you will say, ‘God you know what I need’! And He says, ‘I don’t know because he that asketh receive them, he that speaketh findeth and to him that knocketh, the door shall be opened unto him’! Matthew 7:8. Let’s get that specifics! Praise God!
Then the attackers came in Nehemiah 4:4 and 5 (He made specific requests). Specifics! That was the end of Sanballat and Tobiah. Let’s be specific! Elijah prayed specifically on Mount Carmel. He said, ‘Draw a battle line, let the God that answered by fire be our God! Fire invocation is the specialisation of the baal prophets- It’s their area of gifting! And they agreed and said, ‘Yes! Well spoken! We got him! Church Gist. My God! Fire? That’s our job! And the principality of baal went on vacation, they cried from morning till evening! No sound, no voice. They were cutting themselves because when he sees blood, he will jump down. And he wasn’t available!
And Elijah said, ‘Let it be known that I’ve done these things according to Your Word’! And the fire of the Lord fell! To show that it came from God, it licked water. Fire doesn’t lick water! It consumed the sacrifice, wood and burned the earth! To show that this is not ordinary fire or electronic fire, it’s fire from Heaven! And the people shouted, ‘Ah! The Lord is God’! And you know Elijah, and he said, ‘Pick me those prophets of baal and let me cut them, bring me cutlass’! Specifics!- The Lord that answered by fire, let Him be the Lord! 1 Kings 18:39 and 1 Kings 18:21.
He prayed earnestly that it rained not for three and half years and it didn’t rain in the land. He prayed again and we saw it in 1 Kings 18:41-46 and the Heaven gave rain when he wanted it James 5:18. Specific prayers will always move Heavens to intervene! Church Gist. Let’s get that specifics in our prayer line! 1 Kings 24:36-39 and then 41-44. Elijah prayed earnestly, not absent minded James 5:17. When we pray specifically, earnestly, heartfelt, it will always secure Heaven’s attention.
-It is the turn of each one of us to experience the unusual answers to prayers by being genuinely specific of the things we are demanding in the Name of Jesus!
Now, the prayer pattern taught by Christ was made up of specifics, no ambiguities. Go down to Matthew 6:9-13. Matthew 6:9 (Secure access to His Presence through worship), Matthew 6:10 (Make the Kingdom first when you pray, I mean Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven! You want all men to see it and the Lord will confirm it), Matthew 6:11 (We must not beg! No!- Children of the wealthy don’t beg!) Matthew 6:12 (It means, don’t let any barrier between Me and you survive!- It will frustrate your prayer life). Now, Matthew 6:13 (You don’t add this celebration and thankfulness to it, I can’t hear you!) You enter in with thanksgiving, you conclude by genuine worship and acknowledgement of my capacity to deliver what you have asked. Full of specifics! After this manner, pray ye! I mean pray according to specific demands Matthew 6:9. Know my pattern of access! My pattern for audience, My pattern delivery!
Every pattern for prayer is ordained for daily engagement! He taught us to be specific in prayers! You must therefore stay focused on the prayer altar in order to secure answers to our prayers. Commitment to this pattern of prayer, that is praying Kingdom advancement priority prayer will bring believers into realms of favour with God. He said, in Matthew 6:33, when you seek first all these things shall be added to you. So He already showed the benefits to expect from praying this pattern of prayer. Unusual favour! Six children at a time! And He said, ‘Thou has obtained favour from the Lord’! That’s what He said to Mary! You are highly favoured! So when we engage in that pattern of prayer, we step into realms of unspeakable favour!
Today we only hear what the doctor is saying, we won’t hear what God is saying. Watch how Christ was praying the same prayer for a whole one hour per time saying the same words and did that for three times. Matthew 26:44. People just look for grammar to try to impress and bamboozled God, you don’t need all those. Matthew 6:7. Church Gist. Much speaking is not a factor for answered prayer. It is not the volume of words in prayer that entitle us to answer but the concentration, the focus where that prayer is coming from. Somebody’s story is changing.
Now, watch the prayer of the apostles, very illustratively. Acts 4:29-31, 33. Now how great was that grace? Acts 5:12. That led to multitude of people being added to the church, both men and women. Acts 5:15-16 shows the eruption of those signs. That is what they prayed for, that is what they got. Let’s get down to specifics, let’s avoid ambiguities, let’s avoid vain words in prayer and watch how that works. If 10 per cent of this church will engage the altar of prayer before every service “Lord show yourself in this service today. Let the unsaved locate salvation, let the saved located establishment, let your word sort the issues of everyone’s life” and you are praying that with all your heart. Church Gist. It will reflect on the altar and you will be saying in your heart, thank you Lord Jesus you heard me. You will be a first partaker of what you have prayed for. The church is not a clubhouse, it is not where you come to show how you are dressed. It is a centre of blessings, allocation of inheritance and that happens on daily basis. They asked Jesus for specifics in dealing with the situation and eruption that silenced those Pharisees finally. An eruption of grace, they filled the whole of Jerusalem with their doctrine. Enlargement by praying specific prayers.
Jesus, I believe in the prophetic verdict of Revelation 22:2 that every tree of life has capacity to bear a fruit per month making 12 a year. I am not a dead tree, I am a tree of life. Jesus engrace me to deliver at the speed of light this year and then grace comes and you are there. You are not only there but you are blessed been there. Daniel 12:3. You turn men to righteousness and you become a star forever. I have seen quite a number of presidents and senators that are ex, but walking with Jesus you are never ex. The path of the just is ordained as a shinning light, it is ordained to shine more and more. The desperation of politicians to be relevant is the problem we have here because relevance is not a function of position but contribution. Value adding. Let’s understand these rules and abide with them. The greatest days of the Church are finally here. We must continue to engage our cities routing God towards the speedy delivery of the four level dimension of growth in our churches this year. No city too strong because God delivered them into our hand. There is no village too strong because demons are plenty there. Church Gist. No! That is why you are there as light to shatter the forces of darkness. We shall see wonders this year. We shall see surprises this year. The population of a nation is not by the productivity of the president or members of his cabinet. It is the childbirth of every family that makes the national population. It is each one’s engagement that will deliver what we are talking about. You know how many people are born in Nigeria by day, we don’t have the record but we can assume. There is no hospital where there is no child birth in a day. So Nigeria was XXX and it is now XXX by what each family is adding. Your family will be a value adding member of this church.
- No one shall be branded barren
- Your faithfulness will result in your fruitfulness.
- Many stars will rise this year. Many extraordinary giants will rise this year.
By doing what you have never done before you will see what you have never seen this time.
Lift your hand and thank God for light. Thank the God of specificity.
“Our Father in Heaven, hallow be thy name” is not to be recited. It is pattern to be followed. We make religion about too many things, shall we recite the Lord’s prayer” “Our Father in Heaven, hallow be thy name. Thy kingdom come…”. Nobody knows the meaning, we just have to be saying it. It is a pattern. Lord help me to follow your pattern in my prayer life. When you lay the wood in order, you sustain the fire. Leviticus 6:12-13. They shall lay the wood in order and “where no wood is, the fire goes out”. We need order in our prayer life. Follow the Jesus pattern, it is the order. It keeps the fire on the prayer altar burning. Hebrews 8:5. Church Gist. It is a pattern to follow, it is not a show of prayer capacity. The pattern begins with worship and then kingdom advancement priority in prayer, invoking the will of God to save mankind. Then you can mention your needs. Clear the barriers on your way, don’t assume it. When you are done, Lord unto you belong all the power and the glory to deliver what I have asked. I thank You for it. Now, you have fulfilled. Philippians 4:6.
Prayer: Lord engrace me to follow your pattern in my prayer life so as to sustain the fire on my prayer altar.
Now come see this covenant joker. Those folks were busy praying kingdom advancement prayer and God launched them into realms of favour, not just favour, high favour. Instead of seven labour, one labour, one time, seven children. Not that they were given birth to over seven days, one time. High favour accompanies those who are addicted to praying kingdom advancement prayer. All those other prayers will just be answered on their own, you are not running around for it. You are going to see wonders oh. I have not seen any major value added to my life that I cried for. The day before I will start deceiving you, I will go to heaven. I am testifying of the grace of God. You can’t do what He says and lack His hand. Church Gist. You can’t do what He says and not see His hand. This year you will see His hand. Go after God, goodness and mercy will be following you. Let Him shepherd your life, let Him guide you on all the steps to take and you see goodness and mercy follow you. The Lord is my shepherd I cannot want anything. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. Allow God to lead you. If you will make this your Isaac order of year in terms of spiritual investments, you will see results. Spiritual investments on the altar of prayer, passionate pursuit of souls, you will see wonders Sir.
- May this one each one’s Isaac order of year.
It was a turnaround year for Isaac. Isaac invested, he sowed in that land that year and the Lord blessed him, he waxed strong, he became very great and the Philistines (the world power of his day) envied him. God will surprise us.
- As individuals we shall be surprised. As a church we shall be seeing surprises. Church Gist. Your families will see surprises.
- The things you have laboured for over the years that you have not seen any outcome, things have come to change.
Grace to align with the truth of scripture to secure your great future, receive it right now.
It is the first day of the fourth module. What a start.
- This module will deliver the impossible.
- It will decorate each one into the next level. Your surprises will start this module.