Teaching Series: Exploring Success Virtues in Stewardship (Prt. 4)
Ministering: Bishop David O. Oyedepo
Gen. 49:22-25, Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
Eph. 6:2-3, Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
The blessings of the breasts and wombs (mothers) is real.
Prov. 3:9-10, Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
It doesn’t matter your skills, a life without blessings is a destiny in a dry land. It is wasteful to be rascal.
Develop absolute contentment in each phase of life. Gen. 13:14, And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: Start from where you are.
Revelation is the mystery behind all turnarounds in the scriptures. 2 Cor. 3:18, But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Isa, 60:1-3,8,15,22 – Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.
What you know does change your story, but what you do with what you know does.
Living without working is dying without knowing . Ecc. 10:18, By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
Applied revelation is what changes situations of believers.
God never forces His plan or agenda into anyone’s life. Deu. 28:1, And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
1 Chron. 28:4, Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel:
1 Chron. 29:3, Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,
David’s affection for God won him the favour of God. Ps. 102:13-15, Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.
15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
When you win God’s like, He enthrones you. Luke 22:25-30, And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
28 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Serving God qualifies a man for enthronement. 2 Chron. 16:9, For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
Ps. 89:20-22, I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
Heb. 13:8, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Joshua 24:15, And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Serving God is a choice. But it takes passion for anybody’s stewardship to be steadfast. Gal. 1:14, And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
Skill can get you to a top, but serving God keeps you at the top. Exo. 4:22-23, And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.
Ps. 105:42, For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.
Job. 1:8, And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
Dan. 6:20, And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
Serving God qualifies you for a wall of fire round your house. Job. 1:8, And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?Zech. 2:5, For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.
Phil 2:5-10, Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
God does not need our support to be God. He doesn’t need us for anything, we need Him for everything.
Next Levels Banquet Ministration
– By redemption, you are ordained for the path of next levels. – Prov. 4:18, But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
– Next levels is not your ambition, it is your birthright. – Rom. 5:9, Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
– You must possess a next levels mentality to actualise your birthright of next levels.
Keys to Continuous Change of Levels
1. See every instruction of scriptures as an examination which you must pass to move to the next level.
– Take every limit off your life because God has no limits on your destiny.
– Every instruction of God to You is a test. Without passing the test you cannot have a testimony.
– When engaging with instructions from scriptures becomes your lifestyle, change of levels become your experience.
2. Continue to serve God and the interest of His kingdom as a lifestyle.
3. Keep celebrating God and rejoicing. – Hab. 3:17-19, Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
Prayer for All Mothers
Heavenly Father, we thank You for a day like this when the world celebrates the gift of motherhood.
I decree Your blessings to continue to rest upon our mothers!
For all the mothers and would-be mothers, let Your blessing be upon them and make them a blessing indeed to their offsprings!
Bless the mothers in this Commission with strength and wisdom!
Keep all mothers spiritually active and spiritually alive!
Grant them long life, let them remain fruitful in old age in the mighty name of Jesus we have prayed.