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PROSPERITY IS A MAJOR CHARACTERISTIC OF OUR PROMISED LAND AND GIVING IS THE WAY TO GET THERE
-Bishop David Oyedepo
Hour of Visitation, Day 1
*Giving is the natural gateway to changing levels in prosperity
- IF YOU FAKE YOUR LOVE FOR GOD TODAY, IT WILL SHOW TOMORROW
Every true lover of God is ordained to live above every situation and circumstances (Romans 8:28)
WHAT IS LOVE IN BIBLICAL CONTEXT?
1.Giving your heart to God – Proverbs 23:26
2.It is loving souls – John 3:16, John 21:15-17
Without a passion for God, there is no prove that you love God
3.A God first lifestyle where God becomes the centre of your life– Matthew 6:33, Matthew 19:27-29, Mark 10:28-30, Luke 18:28-30
That is your access to the hundredfold realm. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God.
4.Placing God above all else including one’ self – Luke 14:26-27. Having God as number 1 at all times under all circumstances. Every successful disciple will end up to become an Apostle: a pace setter, a trail blazer, a pathfinder
5.Identifying with Jesus openly, publicly and unashamedly, no matter where – Mark 8:38, Romans 8:28
What is God saying, we know that all things will continue to work together for good, to them that love God according to these biblical definitions, love God according to the terms of scriptures that we have just gone through: all things.
-Somebody is here to experience a turnaround.
6.It is denying oneself for Christ’s sake – Luke 9:23-25
Love is not a gift, it is a choice (John 21:15-17). No one ever loves God at a loss, every true lover ends up the envy of his world.
David: He made a national hero out of a teenager (1 Samuel 13:14)
Cleave to Him, like marital love – Matthew 19:5
BIBLICAL PROOFS OF OUR LOVE FOR GOD
- Obeying Him will be a delight – 1 John 5:3
- Love for His Word – Psalm 119:97-11
- Love for His house – Psalm 112:1-6
- Love for others – 1 John 4:21, Galatians 6:10
- Giving to Him and His cause will be a delight. John 3:16
Giving is the covenant platform to change levels in prosperity
There must be a demonstration of your love for God by loving your fellow men.
Love has unlimited capacity for growth – Ephesians 3:18-19
Love empowered me to be committed to ever growing love for you, until you are filled, I am filled with all the fullness of God, putting you and me absolutely in command of the affairs of life.
Prayer: Lord, empower my love for You for ever-growing dimension
Many things that eyes have never seen will be the outcome of this feast in many people’ lives.
Don’t ever wonder about the things you have seen, there are many, many more things that the world has never seen that is in store. May your portion thereof, not be lost.
You have read many things, many great happenings in many places but things that eyes have not seen are still in store.
He is a ‘New thing’ doing God.
Ministries that will make what we are doing today, look like nothing are on their way; Ministries that will make what they will do like nothing are still on their way.
Till Jesus comes, the Church will remain a wonder on the earth.
Take the limits off your life, God didn’t put it there. You are not in competition, you are just in pursuit of God’s mandate for your life. you are not competing with nobody but I am saying to you in my life time, I am going to see Ministries having stronger expression than all I ever knew. They may be nobody right now, but when their heart goes after God, they begin to scale strange heights.
How could David have become the Chief of Defence in Israel as a teenager? The lifting power of love. It was his heart for God that drove him towards Goliath, he wasn’t looking for a position. He returned and they made him chief of the captain of the men of war at the age of 17.
-The strange lifting power of love will visit many people here today.
-It will settle you maritally as a dream of the night.
-It will establish your Ministry as a dream of the night.
-It will shoot your business to another dimension.
But you can’t love God without knowing. I love Jesus so mad, the devil knows I do, God knows I do, all the angels know I do. I love God so mad, I love Him more than I love me and I love Him more than I love my wife. I love Him more than I love all my children, I love Him more than I love this Church. I just love Jesus sir.
If He tells me to go today, you know (to Bishop David Abioye), I am gone. In case you will cry, I won’t let you know. They will just look for me today, look for me tomorrow, they will say, “he is coming, he is coming” until, “oh he has finally gone.”
I will leave here and start in a village if He tells me to. People are looking for nonsense sir.
Look for God, things will start looking for you. Just look for God and things will start looking for you.
My love for Him moved us to this village. Love does not feel a strain obeying God.
“This is the place”: it doesn’t look like a place that has a future but that’s what He said.
“This is the place and shut down the Church in town”: it is a tall order, yet no feeling. Not one negative feeling in my system.
I said humourously, “If my wife said No, I would still come here and I will look the door in that place. Nobody would go there because God said this is the place.”
See what the Lord has made out of it.
If you won’t stop loving Him, He won’t stop changing your story.
If we stopped in Kaduna, He would stop there. If we stopped in Lagos, He would stop there. We are open.
-Every limit that circumstance has placed over your life and destiny is lifted this morning.
Prayer: Lord, I am set for things that eyes have not seen. I am set for things that ears have not heard. Help to keep my love on fire for you. I am set to see things that eyes have never seen.
Whatever you love more than you love God has disqualified you from the best that love offers and I mean anything.
Anyone you love more than you love God has disqualified you access to the best that love offers.
What love offers, a lifelong time of efforts cannot come near it. what the love of God offers a man, there is no skill under heaven for 100 years that will be equal it.
1 Corinthians 2:9
-May each one here receive grace today to operate in that realm of lifting power of love.