We are in the 7th year of The Wonder Double divine visitation, delivered on May 2, 2015, and as we all know, we serve a God of times and seasons, who makes all things beautiful in his time. Therefore, whatever the 7th year offers in God’s agenda shall be our experience this year, both as a church and as individuals in the name of Jesus Christ
–Deut. 15:1-2/12-14 “At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. 2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the Lord’s release. 12 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. 13 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: 14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the Lord thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.”
We discover from scriptures that the 7th year of every God ordained agenda is defined as the Year of Release, that is, where every debtor is released from the bound of their indebtedness and every slave is set free from his or her captivity – Deut. 15:1-3/12-24/Acts. 1:1.
Deut 15:1-3 ” At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. 2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the Lord’s release3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release; 12 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. 13 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: 14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the Lord thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. 15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the Lord thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day. 16 And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well with thee; 17 Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise. 18 It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away free from thee; for he hath been worth a double hired servant to thee, in serving thee six years: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest. 19 All the firstling males that come of thy herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto the Lord thy God: thou shalt do no work with the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the firstling of thy sheep. 20 Thou shalt eat it before the Lord thy God year by year in the place which the Lord shall choose, thou and thy household. 21 And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the Lord thy God. 22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the unclean and the clean person shall eat it alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart. 23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water.”
Acts 1:1 “The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,”
Therefore, being our year of release into the new phase of the manifestation of Wonder Double divine agenda, our focus for the year shall be wonder double multiplication of Disciples and not just attendance record growth, but membership growth. Not just about souls winning, but much more about soul establishment, both in the faith and in the Church –Ezk. 36:37/ Jhn 15:16
Ezk 36:37 “27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.”
Jhn 15:16 “16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
Remember, at Pentecost, 3,000 souls were added to the Upper room Church, and just as we saw the great multiplication of disciples (members) at the Church in Jerusalem, the Wonder Double God will show up again in our midst this year – Act. 2:41/Act. 6:4/7
Act 2:41 “41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”
Act 6 : 4/7 “4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.”
Therefore, it is the will of God to turn every local assembly in this Commission to ‘towns without walls’ this year – Zch. 2:4-5/ Luk. 12:32 “4
Zch. 2:4-5 And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein: 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.”
Luk 12:32 “32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.”
Our 3-fold Church Growth Prophetic Agenda for 2022:
- Next level Order of Church Growth and Expansion.
Hitherto, we have been defining growth by attendance records, but we are moving from the phase of attendance records to membership by emphasizing the protocol of retention of new converts and new members.
Every local assembly in this Commission shall be minimum twice the highest attendance ever recorded in each Church this year, not just as attendees, but as full fledged members of the Church by the help of the Master builder of the Church, Jesus Christ, amen.
- Next Level Order of Growth in our Home Cell System
- The ongoing cell growth and replication agenda shall continue.
Every WSF Center shall yet replicate at least once this year, having attained the minimum requirement of 12 adults established membership of the cells
- The Ark on the Move cell growth revival shall continue once every month
- Next Level Order of Expansion in our Foreign Mission
- We shall be establishing the strong presence of this Commission across 75 additional nations of the world by the end 2022 by the Hand of Christ the builder of His Church, amen – Mat. 16:18 “18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.”
What then are we to do to see this 3-fold Mandate fully Delivered?
We do not see vision fulfilled just because they are valid, but there are things to do to see any vision made fully manifest –Hab. 2:1-3/Luk. 6:46
Hab. 2:1-3 “ I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. 2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
Luk 6:46 “46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”
This is why revelation alone does not count with God, it is applied revelation that engenders proofs Deut. 28:1-2/ Josh. 1:8/ Jam. 1:22-25
Deut 28:1-2 “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: 2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.”
Josh 1:8 “8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Jam 1:22 – 25 “ But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Doing what God says to do about any matter believing, commits God to manifest Himself in our lives – Mat.7:24-25/Jhn 14:21
Mat.7:24-25 “24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.”
Jhn 14: 24 – 25 “24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. 25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.”
Here listed are some of the things we must have to do to see God’s prophetic agenda for the year 2022, come to pass in our midst, both as a Church and as individuals:
- First, we must receive and believe any divine agenda for it to ever come to pass in our lives – Luk. 1:45/Jhn 1:12”
Luk. 1:45 “And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
Jhn 1: 12 “12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
- We must be spiritual in the pursuit of the prophetic agenda, so as to gain and retain access to His instructions and corrections in the pursuit – 1 Cor. 2:14/Isa. 42:18-20 1 1 Cor. 2:14/ “14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
Isa 42:18-20 “18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. 19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord’s servant? 20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.”
- We must respond promptly to every vision and revelation from the Lord, in order to see them fulfilled – Isa. 55:6/Rev. 3:20.
Isa. 55:6 “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:” Rev. 3:20 “2Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
✓ Examples here include Abraham, Moses, Peter and Paul – Gen. 12:1-4/Exo. 4:17-20/ Mat. 4:19-20/Gal. 1:15-16. Gen 12:1-4
Gen. 12:1-4 “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. 4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
- We must raise an effectual prayer altar to drive any Church growth agenda, because it is spiritual warfare. – 1 Tim. 1:18/ Eph 6:10-12/2 Cor 10:3-6,
1Tim1:18 “This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
Eph6:10-12”Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
- We must continue to seek after the wisdom of God for better ways of getting things done to see any Church growth vision come to pass-Pro 24:3-5(Amp)/Jam, 1:5-7/Dan. 12:3 6. We must keep giving thanks to God for every bit of result obtained in the pursuit of this agenda – Jer 30:19-21/Luk. 17:15-17
Jer30:19-21 “19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. 20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them. 21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the Lord.”
Luk 17:15-17- “15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?”
What are we to Expect in Return for our Engagement in this Kingdom Advancement Task?
> Next level order of spiritual authority -Luk 19:13/17-19” 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. 19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.”
> Next level order of breakthrough-Luk 5:1-8- “And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. 4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. 7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord”.
> Next level order of health and vitality-Jhn 15:1-2/Pro, 13:17
John15:1-2 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.”
> Next level order of favour – Psa. 102:13-15 –13 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.
> Next level order of glory-Pro. 11:30/Pro. 3:35
Pro. 11:30- 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Pro3:35 –“ 35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.”
> Next level order of joy – Luk. 10:17/1Pet. 1:8 …and many more..
To the glory of God, we have experienced fulfilment of quite a number of prophetic landmarks in this Commission, particularly since the Wonder Double prophetic agenda started in 2015 till date. But this year, being the end of the 7th year of the Wonder Double divine visitation, we shall yet see greater dimensions of prophecies fulfilled, both as a Church and as individuals, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Jesus is Lord!
David O. Oyedepo