GOD HAVE MERCY ON AFRICANS

TIME IS ONE OF THE MOST ABUSED ELEMENTS OF LIFE IN OUR PART OF THE WORLD

DON’T HANG AROUND PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT IN THE FOLD, THEY WILL ROB YOU OF YOUR PRECIOUS TIME

SOMEONE ONCE ASKED ME “HOW DO YOU GET TIME TO READ”? I SAID “HOW DO YOU GET TIME TO EAT.”

EVERY UNOCCUPIED TIME IS MAKING PROVISION FOR THE devil

TODAY MANY SPEND ALL THEIR TIME, IT USED TO BE ON TV BUT NOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA

ONLY A SERIOUS APPROACH GUARANTEES A GLORIOUS RESULT

SOME CHRISTIANS CAN DENY GOD BECAUSE OF ‘CAR’

-Bishop David Oyedepo On ‘ONE CANNOT HAVE A HEART FOR GOD AND NOT HAVE TIME FOR THE THINGS OF GOD’ at Covenant Hour of Prayer (ChoP) LFC Worldwide

Shall we lift up our two hands to heaven and give God thanks for answered prayers all through the week. Give God thanks for His mighty presence in our midst, give God thanks for the Word of life that you have being receiving, give God thanks for the grace to engage in the ongoing operation, give Him thanks from the depth of your heart, there is none like our God.

Thank you Lord, in Jesus precious name we have given thanks.

Thanksgiving is key to accessing next level of grace. How many have seen the grace of God this year? How many saw the grace of God this week? One more time, lift up your two hands thank Him for grace, it’s grace that makes the journey great, thank Him for diverse helps that has been coming your way and my way. Now ask Him to speak to you this morning. “Jesus I want to hear from you this morning”. Let your Word come true to me, let your Word move me forward one more time, in Jesus precious name we have prayed. 

Lord Jesus we are here at your feet to receive of you, let your Word locate each one of us this morning, let your turn around word reach us this morning, thank you Father, in Jesus precious name.

Praise God! I’m finally on the Covenant Highways of life, Congratulations and please you may be seated. ‘ONE CANNOT HAVE A HEART FOR GOD AND NOT HAVE TIME FOR THINGS OF GOD’.

Time is one of the most valuable assets in life. What one makes of his time determines his ultimate worth. As valuable as that asset is, it’s one of the most wasted assets to many people because among the things that the enemy comes to steal is time. John 10:10. Ephesians 5:16.

Our time has to be redeemed or it would be squandered. 

Everything precious attracts a thief. Time is one of our most precious assets in life. God have mercy on Africans’. Time is one of the most abused elements of life in our part of the world. Songs of Solomon 1:6. Colossians 4:5.

Don’t hang around people that are not in the fold, they will rob you of your precious time, walk in Wisdom with them. Matthew 6:34. 1st John 5:19. Psalms 91:5-6. Ephesians 4:27. Buy up your time. The word ‘redeem’ means ‘to buy’. Place value on your time.

Someone once asked me “how do you get time to read”? I said “how do you get time to eat.” What eating is to you, is what reading and learning is to me. Time! You can’t have a heart for God and not have precious time for the things of God. Nature abhors vacuum, every unoccupied time is making a provision for the devil. Ephesians 4:27. Romans 13:14. Matthew 12:43-45. Beware of Spiritual emptiness. Beware of Spiritual down times. At the time when Kings went forth to war, David sat back in Jerusalem and sent Joab and the whole of Israel to go, it was a spiritual down time for him.

Ephesians 6:12. It’s time we get serious with God and the things of God. You can’t be preoccupied with God and lack goodness and mercy, you can’t make God first and be last, you can’t give God His rightful place and miss your place. Psalms 55:17. Psalms 119:98. David took break and he broke down.

David took break and that became a ‘but’ in his life. It’s time to be awake and place real value on our time. 2nd Corinthians 10:3. It’s important to know that every act is a product of thoughts.

People hardly engage with what they do not think about. Mark 7:21-23. It is thoughts that results in acts.

When you engage in godly thoughts, it results in godly acts. When you engage in Kingdom advancement thoughts, it would lead to the advancement of your life. Evil thoughts engender evil acts, so godly thoughts would engender godly acts. Philippians 4:8. So we have a syllabus on what to think about, it is the covenant thinking pattern. You can’t engage with this and be trapped.

Think the Word, it’s the truth. Meditate on the truth. We need to engage in this thinking pattern, it will free us from all manipulations of hell. Beware, time robbers are all over the place, beware, there are events that nobody is looking for you and you still go there and they wonder why did you come. You go to greet somebody early in the morning and he says “what is the matter” and you say “don’t worry, I came to greet you”. When do you plan your day?


We have the example of Daniel here, he was a man with a heart for God and he had plenty of time for the things of God. His stand for God was known by everybody in Babylon including the king. Daniel 6:20. He had time for God. Daniel 6:10. It’s not about grammar it’s about power, it’s about Divine presence over your life. He had time to pray three times a day. Daniel 10:3.

That man never lost worth or value all his days. Bible history has claimed, he was 65 years relevant to the government of Babylon. There are Presidents of nations that as soon as their tenure is over, they are forgotten, there is no remembrance of them anymore, just four years or eight years, “Oh, yeah I think he used to be President”.

This man was on top for 65 years, he was always needed, his value was being enhanced continually. He was a man with a heart for God with adequate time for God. Let’s stop playing games. Songs of Solomon 8:6-7. Daniel said “Throw me to the Lions, I won’t bow to a graven image”.

Some can deny God because of their car, ordinary car. Armed robbers say deny Jesus and we won’t take your car, “Jesus I deny you, please don’t take my car”. The heart is not there Sir. You can’t have a heart for God and not have a heart for the things of God. That was Daniel the prime minister of Babylon, he had time for God, he had time to pray three times a day, he had a prayer chamber.

Maybe he put on the door “No interference”…that is, the covenant insurance of our time given to God, will keep the devil away. Giving your time to God will keep the devil away from your territory, giving your time to God will keep the devil away from robbing you of that precious asset. Today many spend all their time, it used to be on TV but now on social media. They will even wake up at 1a.m in the night to chat. Psalms 19:2.

The time to enlarge your depth in God is wasted on nonsense. “Yes I was in Ibadan two days ago, I’m going to Enugu next tomorrow and I’ll come back to Asaba, then watch out for me in Abuja” and so what, what’s that adding to you? Who’s asking you?
– My prayer is that no one makes provision to the devil anymore in the name of Jesus.

Stand to your feet everyone. Lift up your two hands, ask God for grace to redeem your time for valuable things. You can’t tell how much time you have until you begin to schedule it for positive things, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.


We went on one long journey one time to Madagascar and came back and I just saw how many gave their lives to Christ after the ceremony and I said to myself three hours in Lagos would give me this level of souls. We came back from that trip and I went straight to the field. 

I looked at the time of the flight and I said “there’s a better way of doing this things”. Place value on your time Sir. By his grace, I wrote the book ‘Miracle Seed’ in five days. I wrote ‘Anointing for Breakthrough’ a chapter per night. Place value on your time.

One hour today of concentration of who must be in Church via your instrumentality is enough. Let’s get serious about life. Pray to the point that you know that you have prayed and God has heard. Pray to the point of answers, you have taken delivery in the spirit before they arrive.

Only a serious approach guarantees a glorious result and I can tell you this, it’s the most profitable thing to do. Matthew 6:33
– May no one return empty tomorrow.
– May the time invested yield maximum dividend.
Spend time to pray for tomorrow’s service that God would wipe anything that is called barren. Let every secret tears behind closed doors be wiped away. God will stop the tears of all tomorrow, physical barrenness, social barrenness, business barrenness, career barrenness, God will terminate all tomorrow. Everybody’s secret tears would be wiped off tomorrow. No barren labor anymore. God is wiping away tears of stagnation and frustration.
– You are not going to know a set back anymore.
– You will not know barrenness anymore.
– Ask God for the grace to maximize the day. In Jesus precious name we have prayed.
Now go in peace. The day is declared a most fruitful day for everyone of us. Tomorrow we are returning with next level of fruitfulness, every one called barren in their bodies shall return with their babies. I pray that no one would return without a testimony tomorrow. I pray that everyone’s encounter shall be real. Thank you Father, may you be rewarded for every of your labor, so shall it be
Lift up your two hands and give God thanks.

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