- This church was born of a heavenly vision where the Lord showed me an array of men and women, young and old file past before me, battered, beaten, tattered, broken, deformed, crying and wailing for rescue, I was overwhelmed with their groaning that I began to sob uncontrollably. Then I asked the Lord, ‘but why Lord?’ and God said to me ‘But from the beginning, it was not so’ I further enquired, ‘but why all these? Then God answered saying “But from the beginning, it was not so, and now the hour has come to liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil, through the preaching of the Word of Faith and I am sending you to undertake this”. This mandate was delivered on May 2, 1981.
As it is written, “who is he that say and it comes to pass, when the Lord has not commanded it” – Lam. 3:37.
- All we are seeing in this Commission for the past 40 years, is simply God confirming His word in our midst over and again – Mark 16:20
- We have continued to see God in this Church:
- Liberate from sin and all oppressions of the devil here, through the preaching of the word of Faith – Mat. 1:21/1 Jhn 3:8.
- Stop the tears of many – Rev. 5:5/Psa. 30:9
- Recover the destinies of men and women in their numbers – Num. 20:8/Jhn. 10:10
- Restore the dignity of many – Joel 2:23-26
- Heal all manner of sickness and disease – Mat. 4:23/Acts 10:38.
- Make the barren joyful mothers of children – Deut. 7:14/Exo. 23:25-26
- Make poor rich – Deu. 8:18/2 Cor 6:10
- Deliver from the curse of marital delays and tension – Psa. 68:6
- Restore lost jobs and businesses – Jhn 10:10/Jhn 2:23-26.
- Destroy all forms of generational curses – Gal. 3:13-14/Gal. 3:29
- Raise giants in their numbers – Ezk. 37:1-14/Dan. 12:3
- Give all round rest here – 2 Chr. 15:3-5/12-15/ Mat. 6:33
- Change people’s story supernaturally within 3 months in this place – 2 Sam. 6:12
- All the above among others is what makes this church a turnaround church for all worshippers who worship God in the spirit and in truth in this place – Jhn. 4:24
God Changed my Life Here
I was a Rascal, I was a nonentity, I was the black sheep. I don’t even personally think I have a future and my mother told me “if she dies I am the one that killed her”. But thank God my immediate elder sister who brought me to this Church. I remembered plaiting my hair and wearing earrings to the church with Indian hemp in my pocket, but thank God, I gave my life to Christ that day and things began to turn for me.
I dropped all the evil habits, went back to school, graduated, got married, got a glorious job and today blessed with children. Everything ha turned around for me by an encounter with the Liberation Mandate. What would my life have been without encounter with this Church. My whole family, including my mother, now attends this Church because of the change in my life. I am a blessing to all of them. Thank you so much for showing me the way. Sir Idoko I. I.
Whole Family Healed of Tuberculosis!
“My wife and I suffered from tuberculosis, and it was later passed to our three children. I first contacted the cough in April 1999 and transferred it my wife. We couldn’t sleep every night because we vomit all night. We lined towels around our bed and vomited blood and all manner of things. As a result of this disease, we lost so much weight.
We went to different hospitals and we were given diverse treatments, including 60 injections to no avail. We sold all we had to take care of our health and all our family members stayed away from us, because they thought we were dying.
Then, a friend of mine who worships at Faith Tabernacle gave me the book, The Healing Balm authored by Bishop David Oyedepo. I read it and was inspired by some of the testimonies in it, believing that our case was nothing before God.
Thereafter, we came to Faith Tabernacle for service. My wife and I sat together, so that when we start coughing, people would avoid us. Shortly after, I realized that we hadn’t coughed for about 30 minutes, I said to myself this cough fear this God of this Commission. That day, we received our healing without meeting anyone to pray for us. Since then, the cough ceased! We give God all the glory!” – Akintunde, M.
God of David Oyedepo Transformed my Life
I give glory to God for His Faithfulness in my life since I join this Church. I am just in my 30s, I dropped out from school. When I first got to this church the first Bible verse that stuck with me was “if ye be willing and obedient you will eat from the good of the land, and know that all I need is my willingness and obedience. My wife and positioned ourselves and key into every instruction from this altar, and everything changed. From a little farm I run on half plot of land, miraculously God give us 70 plots of land at Ajah area that cost hundreds of million naira and was fenced and secured within 2 months, at the same time God used us to buy house worth millions of naira for my mother in area she has been tenant for years. Since I joined this commission, I have not been sick once, neither have I taken back my children back to hospital since they were born in this Church. I give glory to God of Bishop David Oyedepo for making a once abandoned child, lifeless and dropout, now CEO of a company that employ over 60 people. Indeed, God is in place. – Bayo M.
Jesus is Lord!
David O. Oyedepo
Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland Ota-Lagos