YOU NEED TO WALK IN THE LIGHT GOD IS SHOWING YOU NOW OTHERWISE YOU GET OUTDATED
PEOPLE DON’T VALUE LIGHT; IT IS “PAPA PRAY FOR ME” THAT THEY VALUE
“IT WILL BE MADNESS TO CLASSIFY ME AMONG THE POOR! I’VE BEEN TRADING THE LIGHT OF PROSPERITY TILL DATE”
WE HAVE TRADED LIGHT THAT BROKE OUT IN A FAST FOR CHURCH GROWTH FOR 39 YEARS
THERE IS NO DAY THAT darkness WILL TORMENT LIGHT
THE LIGHT YOU RECEIVE THAT PENETRATES YOUR SPIRIT MAN WILL BECOME YOUR LIFE LONG ASSET IN YOUR WALK WITH GOD
ONE OF THE GREAT OUTCOMES OF PRAYER AND FASTING IS OUT BREAK OF LIGHT
POWER IS GREAT BUT TO DEAL WITH darkness, IT IS LIGHT YOU NEED
YOU SCATTER FEAR ON THE ALTAR OF PRAYER.
WHEN YOU ARE CONFRONTED WITH SOMETHING GREATER THAN YOU, GO TO THE MASTER HELPER!
SOME WICKED FOLKS ARE PREDICTING THAT THERE WILL BE ANOTHER PANDEMIC IN 2025 BECAUSE THEY HAVE FAILED THE FIRST ONE.
WE ARE HERE! WE DON’T PREDICT, WE DEFINE THE FUTURE IN LINE WITH SCRIPTURE.
- Bishop David Oyedepo || 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Day 11 || Youth Chapel || 19th January 2023 ||
One of the great outcomes of prayer and fasting is out break of light. Isaiah 58:6-10.
You find light (twice) which implies an emphasis on the foremost benefit of fasting. Power is great but to deal with darkness, it is light you need and the last days are the hours of darkness. Church Gist. Darkness and gloominess upon the Earth and so what you need is the power of light at work. John 1:5. Joel 2:1 but Isaiah 60:1-2. (It says) gross darkness – darkness that could be felt. So we need gross light to deal with gross darkness.
Lift your 2 hands: “Lord, give me a new sense of value for light from your Word.”
We have traded light that broke out in a fast for Church growth. Next year will make it 40 years. Just the light! “Why is this Church not growing?” “Come on my boy, let me show you. 1, 2, 3, 4.” Light! So we got our place in the world of Church growth through light. Church Gist. You think they are not fighting us day and night? But darkness can’t prevail against light – it’s impossible. Light!!! I’ve been trading the light of prosperity till date. It’s now 41 years – Light!!! “Yea, I can never be poor.” I may not be rich but I am not poor. You understand what I am saying? It will be madness to classify me among the poor. Church Gist. You may not agree that I am rich but I am not poor. And what I screamed when that light came is, “I can never be poor.” Light is the master.
The saints of God will emerge on top of the world by the light from heaven not anything else. I have by grace, dominated the world of darkness by light. “Raised up together with him.” What? “Made to sit together with him in heavenly places.” How? “Far above!” My God, so I am far above all these funny things we are dealing with? “Come out” I won’t come out; what kind of life? Church Gist. In our time there was a lot of casting out of devils in those early days. When they say “come out” (satan will say) “I won’t come out.” Somebody was casting out the devil and the devil just slapped him. But I said to that man, the angels that kept not their first estate but left their habitation, they are shut up in darkness, bound with chains to the day of judgement (Jude 1:6). What are you doing here? (Sigh of relief) An arrow of light – it gave up! All these satan is punishing me, tormenting me, it is light you need. Church Gist. There is no day that darkness will torment light and that is what this fasting platform provides. When I say, “One billion witches can’t stand my way” you think they are not hearing? If not for light, how can you be talking against us? (They say). Light is sweet. It is a beautiful thing for the eyes to behold the Sun. Walking in the light makes you master over darkness.
“Hey witch girl, what do you do with the devil?” We want to suck blood, we get to the highway and then we cause the vehicle to somersault. I said, “what about when people like us are coming?” 1979! Light is not about age; it is about light. She said, “when we sense a higher power …” So light is the higher power against darkness any day. Church Gist. She said, “… We clear off the highway.” You can’t stand light; you will fizzle away out of existence. So the power of light is the reigning power in the world of darkness. People don’t value it; it is “Papa pray for me” that they value. (Mimicking) “Papa, the way they are tormenting me in the night …” Okay, don’t torment him again. (The demon says) “that’s okay, you will soon leave. This one is in darkness, we have a right to torment him.” No more!
- From this fasting season, I declare you masters over all the works of darkness.
That’s a standing lesson so you can get what I’m talking about. There are things you have to stand to get. Begin to value the light that the Covenant platform of Prayer and Fasting offers. It will make a world of difference. People are all about, ‘a crave for intervention.’ We should crave for illumination. Crave after illumination. Psalms 18:28, Proverbs 20:27. Church Gist. So when the Lord enlightens your spirit man, you dominate the world of darkness. So value the light that is emanating from this altar of prayer and fasting. Don’t just document them. The value of light is in walking in it not in documenting. There are things we receive in our mental system. They don’t endure but when they penetrate your spirit man, they become your life long asset in your walk with God.
I told you there was a time many years ago, I saw me in a coffin and I was in a sleep. And I responded from the sleep, “satan you must be daft; for it is written, there is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel in the grave. Church Gist. No one sees himself in the grave and stays there. Dummy devil clear off there!” – In the sleep. Your spirit man is the candle of the Lord. When God enlightens your spirit, you dominate the world of darkness. “Will that come my way anymore?” Never! How? I got the key to it.
I finished a seminar on Victory over death. You know, those are very strange areas and death came to check out whether I was just blowing grammar or displaying theology. And the atmosphere was turning. I said, what is this? Then came the spirit of God in my spirit, “what are you doing here?” I said I don’t know too. I stood up and the chains of death just broke off. Church Gist. I traveled out the same day. Let your Spirit man grab these things all these, theological and psychological kind of things, don’t fly in the spiritual world. They don’t fly Sir. You need something in your spirit to deal with the issues of your life. Psalm 119:130. The entrance not the hearing; it is the entrance of the word into your spirit that gives light.
We have been dealing on this exhortation line, ‘ENGAGING THE WONDERS OF SPECIFIC DEMANDS ON OUR PRAYER ALTAR’. I hope that you have a defined ‘specifics’ on the altar of prayer because when you are still praying what you used to pray before, it won’t make a difference. Church Gist. You need to walk in the Light that God is showing now otherwise you get outdated.
We used to have radio communication in those days because telephones were not common so if you want to call your mother that somebody died at home, the person who can hear something will come with you and you say, ‘Over! Uncle died, over’! Which uncle? Church Gist. Jonathan! Ah! Jonathan! Over’! (Laughing). The whole world in the post office will hear what you are saying! There is no confidentiality! You know that it’s intelligence to know what somebody is saying! Then, he will just carry the radio and then say, ‘Speak now’! ‘Daniel, are you the one? Over’! And he says, ‘I am the one, over’!
I can imagine someone who has a workshop for repairing those things, where will he get to repair it now? Let’s get current! Now, I used to have a friend filled with the Holy Ghost but when the waves of Charismatics came, he didn’t leave the books that we were reading, he was still reading his old books until his tongues began to wane. He was still reading all those old books but we had shifted to the new wave but he was there. Church Gist. He’s my friend oo! And I didn’t need to mention the name of those authors, you won’t know them!
‘Behold! I will do a new thing! You better catch it’! ‘They are new every morning’! You better catch it! Suddenly he became one of the elders in the Evangelical Churches where they don’t speak in tongues so the remaining tongue dried. Church Gist. You better catch up with the move of the Spirit. We are not begging God in prayers, we are engaging God on issues concerning our life on the prayer altar.
He’s a loving Father, He takes no delight in our affliction. He wants us to be free but He is asking, ‘What do you want me to do for you? Because you are just crying from morning till night, ‘Oh! God, I won’t leave here! Don’t leave! Church Gist. I’ve been where I am now from beginning till the end, what is your being here for just one day’! ‘God I am not going to leave you! He says, ‘Hold me now! What do you want? You are just displaying emotions!
You can imagine somebody talking to you on the phone and you can’t tell what he is looking for? He says, ‘Thank you’! (And he hung up on the call). Church Gist. He’s just talking, he’s not just making mention of anything that you are going to respond to! Many have prayed that kind of fruitless prayer for years.
-It is time to take a turn! You’ve gone round that mountain long enough, it’s not adding much if at all! Turn!
Let’s look at two examples here, that are examples of Jehoshaphat. Three kings besieged Judah, each of the kings was stronger than Judah as a nation. And Jehoshaphat responded by going to the source of help against things that are greater than him 2 Chronicles 20:1-3. What a step to take! I can’t handle this!
And he proclaimed a fast throughout Judah 2 Chronicles 20:4. When you are confronted with something greater than you, you go to the Master Helper! Then, 2 Chronicles 20:11-14 there are forces that want to push you out of your inheritance and they look mighty. Church Gist. You scatter fear on the altar of prayer 2 Chronicles 20:15. The altar of prayer and fasting is the altar of transferring your battle to God! ‘God, over to you’! He will say, ‘Leave them for me, where are they? Leave them for me! We won’t go to Egypt or to Babylon. We are coming to You, You have the answer! Egypt has plenty of horses but they are not Spirits, they are flesh!
The battle is not yours but the Lords! 2 Chronicles 20:17. You might not need to fight in this battle, they may not look sound but do what I ask you to do! Do people sing in an intense battle? Church Gist. But that’s what the Lord asked them to do and they began to sing… And behold, they were dead bodies falling to the earth and none escaped 2 Chronicles 20:22-23.
-That’s what will happen to every gang up of hell that’s out to push you out of your inheritance!
Will Thou not judge them? God! Judge them! And He did! And the weapons that they brought to destroy their target, they used it against themselves until none escaped. Church Gist. Specifics in prayer! We don’t know what to do and He showed them what to do! We have no power or might! You don’t need to fight, I’ll take over! I’m the Almighty! And He did!
-He is taking over your battle and my battle! Your enemies will smell! They will fall to the ground!
Then we saw the example of Daniel, Daniel 2:16-19. Very impossible question to ask! The King said, ‘I’ve dreamt a dream and have forgotten the interpretation! And Daniel said, ‘Tell me the dream and I will tell you the interpretation! Definite! This wicked king wants to kill everybody, he dreamt and he forgot! Now, we must tell him the dream and the interpretation- It’s a deep secret! There is no scientific access to them! No psychological access to them! Daniel 2:18.
When you are faced with impossible challenges, there is always a way out of every situation 1 Corinthians 10:13. The same temptation and He will provide a way of escape! They sought for access to the secret of escape and then the secret was revealed unto Daniel in a night vision!
Now watch what He said in verse 23. To show that you don’t have any other choice, that is the only source. Daniel 2:23-28. You ask for it. There are secrets of life that there is no school of learning under the sun that can have access. There is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets. Deuteronomy 29:29. Daniel 2:30. So this wisdom is not based on my intellectual capacity because he had some, he was 10 times better than all his colleagues. This is not a product of my intellectual prowess. It cannot be found in the land of the living. How can I decipher the dream of a man when I wasn’t in the bed with him but there is a God in heaven. Church Gist. There is a secret behind your challenges that only God can reveal. Not guesswork, not permutation, not predictions. Some wicked folks are predicting that there will be an outbreak of something in 2025 because they have failed the first one. We are here we don’t predict, we define the future in line with scripture. Sir, it is impossible for that thing to happen. Who are they? Where did it come from? Wicked souls looking for money by all means. We molested coro by the word of the Lord. We disarmed it, they went into the forest. They are now looking for another way. They are preparing injections for themselves and their families. There are deep things in God. If I ask the world to hold their bottle of oil and connect to this service, they won’t need injections for life. The devil will smell. The deep things belong to God. We can gain access as we ask Him.
Let’s conclude this night by saying there is a common denominator that secures audience with God, it is called the fear of God. All this guidance is by the spirit of God and no one puts old wine in an old bottle. It takes a new lifestyle to access a new anointing that provides guidance and reveals the deep things of God. We need to have that common platform in place to enjoy His guidance out of confusion that the enemy wants to reign around our lives. Luke 5:37-39. So that prayer is vital, the prayer of sanctification of our spirit, our soul and our bodies. Church Gist. It is vital to making the most of this prayer and fasting season. Joseph, a man of depth said “… but I fear God”. Daniel, a man of unimpeded access to the secrets of God said “I purposed in my heart not to defile myself”. So it is not for Jack and Harry, it is for men and women who are determined to pay the price for access. John 16:14-15. So we need to brace up spiritually to gain access to the blessedness of specific prayers. Psalm 66:18.
- In the precious name of Jesus, this season will not be wasted in the life of anyone.
- Every state of confusion shall clear the way.
- “We don’t know what to do” He will show you what to do.
- “We have no power or might” He said I will take over your battle.
There is a God in heaven that reveals secrets. The secret behind your challenges without guesswork and witch-hunting will be revealed to you practically. The way out will be revealed to you and the situation will be relieved in grand style.
- This will mark a turning point in everyone’s life. This season will mark a new dawn in your family, in your individual lives, in your business, in your family. Church Gist. Amazing secrets on the way forward, amazing secrets on the way up, amazing secrets on the way out. Your walk with God this year will spring a surprise.
Lord grant me the grace to walk in the light that you are showing me in the course of this fast. Help me to walk in it. Church Gist. A torchlight in your pocket has no value. A torch in your bag has no value.
How many of us here have seen seven children born at a time before? I have never. It is a pointer to the surprise reserved for every Winner this year. This is my first time ever.
- In the precious name of Jesus, what eyes have not seen nor ears heard neither has it entered into the heart of any man shall be our portions as individuals this year. Shall be our portions for as a church this year.
We don’t play games here. They had to send people to the hospital for this recording. No make up. No decoration. Seven living children with a living mother. You shall live to observe the surprises reserved for you this year.
- There is no barren career that will not blossom this year. There is no barren business that will not blossom this year.
Lift those two hands and give God praise for the surprise packages that await you this year.
In God’s agenda there are bright clouds that always precede a downpour. The testimonies of 6 children at a time in Shiloh, seven children at a time in opening the year are pointers to a downpour of surprises that await us in the Winners Family this year. You will not miss your package. So awake thou that sleepeth. Don’t go back to where you used to be before. By a choice you will have to make by yourself. Church Gist. No one can make that choice for you. Everyone is praying now but by February some have dropped, before the end of March others have dropped. That has been our experience hitherto but never again. That will never be your lifestyle again.
Grace to keep burning for Jesus, receive it now.
- It shall be your Isaac order of year. Your spiritual investments will return to make you an envy of your word.