GOD’S KINGDOM THRIVES ON THE PROSPERITY OF THE SAINTS
GOD IS NOT A ROBBER, HE IS A REWARDER
WHAT WE HEAR DOES NOT CHANGE US, IT IS WHAT WE DO WITH IT THAT DOES
YOU DON’T WAIT FOR A CHANGE OF STORY, YOU ENGAGE TO EXPERIENCE A CHANGE OF STORY
YOU CAN’T TREAT HIS WORD WITH LEVITY AND EXPECT HIM TO TREAT YOU WITH DIGNITY
GIVING TOWARDS KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT ENDEAVORS ADVANCES PEOPLE
WE ARE BLESSED PRINCIPALLY TO BE A BLESSING
THE WORD IS NEVER OUTDATED AND FAITH IS NEVER BELATED
– Bishop David Oyedepo on Spiritual Stewardship Pays The Most at Covenant Hour of Prayer (CHoP) LFC Worldwide
Hallelujah! Shall we lift up our two hands to heaven? First, give Him thanks for answered prayers this morning. We serve a prayer answering God. Ever reliable, ever faithful, always there. Lift up those two hands and celebrate Him.
Magnify Him from the depth of your heart. There is none like our God. He reigns forever and ever. Thank Him also for those life-changing, life-transforming testimonies, as He does always in our midst. Magnify Him, celebrate Him. In Jesus precious name we have prayed.
Can you sing this song with me? There is none like you, no one else can touch my life like you do…
Thank you, Jesus. If Jesus can’t change your story no one can. But with Him all things are possible. If Jesus cannot change anyone’s story, no one else can. Thank God He’s your Saviour, you’re His beloved and He is committed to changing your story and my story all through our obedience of faith.
Whatever He tells you to do, do it and you become a candidate for a change of story. Whatever He tells you to do, do it. Whatever He tells you to do, do it. Whatever He tells you to do, do it. He is not a robber, He is a rewarder. God is not a robber.
Can I have you say with me…my God is not a robber, but a rewarder of those who diligently serve Him. My God is not a robber, but a rewarder of those who diligently serve Him. Thank you, Jesus.
All you have been having here again and again are stories of those who are diligently committed to serving His interest. May you be so listed today.
Ask Him to speak to you, everybody. Jesus, I want to hear from you today this morning. Let your Word come alive in my life today. Speak to me directly and thank you, Jesus. In Jesus precious name we have prayed.
Heavenly Father thank you this morning for all of the awakenings we have experienced since we began. As we look into spiritual stewardship pays the most, grace to align as individuals, let it be released to every one of us. Because what we hear does not change us it is what we do with it that does.
Jesus, grace to do the right thing with the things you are saying to us grant to us in Jesus name. Thank you, heavenly Father. In Jesus precious name we have prayed.
Give the Lord a big hand of praise and please be seated.
Spiritual Stewardship Pays the Most.
Among the dimensions of stewardship in the Kingdom is Financial Stewardship. We just heard those testimonies read this morning. He got it, his senior sister got it. So, it’s not something that happens by chance, it happens by covenant. He said “I was consistent in paying transportation for the challenged brethren in my former zone” He left the place but he was still paying. You know some folks are outside the country and are paying for buses in their zones. It’s not about…it’s no guesswork, sir, it’s no guesswork. You don’t wait for a change of story, you engage to experience a change of story. You can’t wait to become a lawyer, you have to go to school to become one. Or you talk very well in your village and they clap for you doesn’t make you a lawyer. Let’s stop waiting for a change of story sir, let’s engage with His commandments to experience a change of story.
“We have no wine. Ok, you want wine? Whatever He tells you to do, do it. John 2:5”
“I was born blind. Sure, whatever He tells you to do, do it. John 9:7”
“We have caught nothing all night. Luke 5:5” Sir, whatever He tells you to do, do it.
That you labored all night does not guarantee a change of story.
You do what He tells you to do. Amen! You just must do, I just must do what He tells me to do.
“Children, have you any meat? They said no, we are suffering. Ok, “cast your net on the right side. Right side? You think we are stupid? What is the difference between the right side and the left side? Ok, be arguing! The story won’t change. But they did that and they caught a “multitude of fishes. John 21:5-6”
Stop waiting for a change of story. Engage to provoke a change of story.
You can’t treat His Word with levity and expect Him to treat you with dignity.
Let’s stop waiting for a change of story. Let’s stop waiting for a change of story. Let’s begin to engage to provoke a change of story.
Giving towards Kingdom advancement endeavors advances people. Giving towards Kingdom advancement endeavors advances people.
There was a call for the building by Moses of the Tabernacle in Exodus 35:4 it was commanded by God to build it. Moses said all who is willing hearted let him bring an offering. God is not in need and so the people began to bring…and they began to bring every day, they said enough, enough.
Do you know why they were bringing every day? Because His presence was coming every day, the blessing was coming every day.
Exodus 35:16,22. They kept bringing, as many as were willing-hearted, brought. Praise God. “And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, they brought the Lord’s offering to the work of the Tabernacle of the congregation and for all the service and for the holy garments”. “Exodus 36:6, Moses gave commandment and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary, so the people were restrained from giving”. Why?
Because what they brought was enough and more than enough. “Verse 5 the people bring much more than enough” They kept bringing every day, why? They were having blessings every day. Giving towards Kingdom advancement advances people.
Because His blessings maketh rich and add no sorrow. Proverbs 10:22. He doesn’t only give you material things or financial stuff but removes sorrow far from you.
Remember we are blessed principally to be a blessing.
That’s what God said to Abraham and we are partakers of Abrahamic blessings. “Genesis 12:2 I will bless thee and make thy name great”. So His blessing demands that you be a blessing to sustain the blessing. “And thou shall” not me, “thou shall be a blessing”.
So no one can be blessed beyond his commitment to being a blessing and by priority, Kingdom first. By priority, Kingdom first. Not a good man in town, a philanthropist, Kingdom first, Kingdom first. “You can’t serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24”. You have to choose one and despise the other. But if you seek first my Kingdom, all these things that others are dying to get will be added unto you. Matthew 6:33. God’s Kingdom thrives on the prosperity of the saints.
That means God passes His treasures through us not that God is in need of us. He passes His treasure through us. David said…and now because of my affection for the house of my God. 1st Chronicles 29:3-5,12-14.
So, God is not looking for you to bring something to Him, He passes it through you to see what you will do with it and if you don’t do the right thing with it He withdraws it. He passes His treasures through us. “In that day when I distribute my treasures, they shall be mine”. He distributes His treasures through us as channels. “What have you that you have not received? 1st Corinthians 4:7”.
So, He passes it through you to see what you will do with it. Not this, you say, Jesus, no, no, no. He says, enough. Boy, I’m sorry for passing it through you. They come of thee. Of thine own that you gave us have we given thee. 1st Chronicles 29:14. You need that mentality, sir. He gives you what is in your hand to see what you do with it to determine how much more He can put there.
Some can’t make a call of 2 minutes to a convert. “Hello, hello, ok I’m not hearing you, Amen”. Why? 2 naira. He can’t make it. If I have 10 billion dollars today I have no problem.
There is so much avenue, so much avenue. My heart is indicting great matters. I speak of the King, the King of kings, Jesus Himself. So many opportunities. But some people will hold their 10 naira until it finishes. The temperature is too much. Giving towards Kingdom advancement endeavors advances people.
You saw David, Jesus came through him…and every time they said Son of David, have mercy. He said that’s who I am. Of all the kings in Israel, there was none whose name answered heaven except David for Jesus is holding the key of David, He opens and no one shuts. Revelation 3:7. He understood the mystery of promoting the Kingdom of God with his resources. Of my own proper good, not Kingdom resources, not the treasure of the government, 1st Chronicles 29:3.
Serving the interest of the Kingdom with our finances brings us into favor with God and nothing flies like a favor, nothing flies like favor.
Psalm 102:13-15. Fearful favor that humbles kings. That comes through a demonstration of one’s favor for Kingdom endeavors. When we do not mind the advancement of the Kingdom with our resources, it can stop God’s blessings from coming upon us.
Haggai 1:9-10. Is it difficult to find 10,000 people in this Church who will build rural churches? No, no, no, no, forever no! I know how much grace God has deposited in our midst but how many will care to do it. How many will care? Isn’t it humbling sir that your Church, here we are, all of us together, has no dime in the opening of our Churches in 83 nations. Not one dime transferred from Nigeria.
That’s to show how irrelevant we are in God’s agenda. He is not waiting on us, He never waits on people. God never waits on people. “If I was hungry would I have asked you Psalm 50:12”. So, He can do anything without you and without me, anything. He’s only asking you to come and take advantage of this operation.
Come take advantage of it. I like you to be blessed by it. That’s what God is saying.
Somebody’s story is changing!
Sir, no matter how much they give you it doesn’t equal to prosperity, it is what you give that equals to prosperity. No matter how much you receive, how much you receive, how much I receive, it is not equal to prosperity, it is how much we give that equals to prosperity. “It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35”. There are businessmen, it is easy for them to give when they get small small businesses, when they get big ones they say, I’ll give later, until the big one disappears.
But from now, you won’t suffer a setback again. You will not suffer a setback again.
So, the given grace required to command financial fortunes, receive it this morning. Stand to your feet.
I like you to lift up your two hands and call for that giving grace. Please, call for that giving grace upon your life to see Kingdom advancement as an opportunity for your own advancement, to constantly see Kingdom advancement as an opportunity for your own advancement.
To stop seeing it as a game. Your God is not a robber but a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Your God is not a robber but a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Your God is not a robber but a rewarder. Your God is not a robber but a rewarder. Your God is not a robber but a rewarder. Come on now, thank you, Jesus. Lord, I receive the giving grace. New dimensions of giving grace in my life. New dimensions of giving grace in my life. In Jesus name, Amen. Praise the Lord.
Listen to me, until you are a tither, you are not a beginner. Someone who can’t give one-tenth, is he the one that will give 50 percent? Until you are a tither you are not a beginner. Without a beginning, there can’t be an ending. You have to register in a school before you can graduate. You register in the school of financial fortune with your tithe.
You keep changing levels by your kingdom advancement investment but you register with your tithe.
There was one senior lawyer in our Church in Kaduna. He has been there for years. One day I was teaching on tithing, he came to me with excitement after the service and said, you know, today is my first time of understanding it, today is my first time. So, it is not about your heavy degrees, you need spiritual understanding. He was a top lawyer in our Church. He came to me with excitement, he said, Pastor, today is the first time in my life of understanding the meaning of tithe, today is the first time in my life. Amen. You know what will help you that has helped me? God doesn’t need my tithe, God does not need my tithe. I do, I need it, Amen.
You say you need it and you’re paying it? I say yes, I need it to secure my place and keep devourers away and open the windows of heaven over my life.
Can I have you say with me…God does not need my tithe, I need it. God does not need my tithe, I need it. One more time, put your finger on your chest…God doesn’t need my tithe, I need it. You know why I’m saying that? So you can remember, you need to remember. So, when you pack your tithe, don’t say I’m paying it again because God has problem. God has no problem.
God has no problem…and you know what? If you pay it mournfully you have wasted it. You have to pay it joyfully. You have to do what? “That usher is always coming here, why are they always posting that usher? He will now stand in front of me” Laughing… Praise God.
God is faithful because you are breaking forth. You know it’s your year of the highways of life and so you are coming on the highways of financial fortune. You are coming on the highways of financial fortune. You are coming on the highways of financial fortune in the name of Jesus Christ.
Now wait, it is not in America. Financial fortune is not a native of Europe. Amen, Amen. It is a product of the covenant which works wherever the sun shines. Instead of travelling around the world like a air hostess, settle down and plug your life into the covenant and watch how God begins to change your story. You are going to experience God in a new way. When I hear some people say there is nothing about tithe they have never experienced Him.
They are still borrowing with all those languages they are speaking around. They are borrowing, they are under pressure, the creditor is coming around them every day. I’m free sir, I’m not owing anybody living or dead.
I’ve never gone to anybody’s house and said excuse me, can you help? God will change your story.
Start from where you are. That’s how the journey begins. You know the Word I received this morning? The Word is never outdated and faith is never belated.
The Word is never outdated and faith is never belated. The Word is never outdated, it lives and abides forever. Heaven and earth may pass away, it can never pass away.
The Word is never belated. The Word is never outdated neither is faith belated. “If you had been here our brother would not have died. He said, come on, stop that, if you will believe, you will see the glory of God. Faith is never belated, God’s Word is never outdated. The day you catch it, just step into it, start working on it and it will start working for you.
It’s a brand new day for you. Tomorrow is our Next Level Banquet because you are changing levels. You are changing levels, you are changing levels, you are changing levels. So, never mind where you are now.
Boldly begin to invite people with passion and love.
They asked that lady on the Marital Breakthrough Banquet, that woman was already frustrated, the one she was inviting that God would open up her marital destiny. She said are you married? She said I know my own will happen tomorrow. Excitement! She wasn’t married yet but she said “I know my own will happen tomorrow”. Same Sunday sir, her own happened.
She was doing that with excitement, not with self-pity, excitement! You are calling me to come forth to the next level, are you in the next level? You know what? I am changing levels. God has promised my change of level tomorrow.
You do it with excitement. One thing thou lackest…you better put joy along with it. Without joy, your reaction will be too slow, it will never happen. You need the catalyst of joy, the catalyst of joy to make your stewardship profitable. The catalyst of joy, catalyst of joy, never minding the mockery of people around you, the catalyst of joy. Consistently so, you are changing levels.
So, go blast, reach out to people. We have sent out letters electronically to people, forward it to as many people as possible including those you think may not come, forward it to them.
There’s a change of level for you tomorrow. Come over, Jesus is changing people’s story. Come over, He will change your story also for the better. Glory to God. There is no end to breakthrough, it is from glory to glory. We are changing levels.
Lift up your two hands every body and ask God specifically, whosoever I call for this feast must come. Every one I reach out to with telephone, with messages, everyone I reach out to must show up tomorrow. I am also set for my next level change of story as I come into your presence tomorrow. Grace to be part of bringing people in, receive it, receive it. You just heard the testimony today. Consistently so, receive it. In Jesus precious name.
The day is declared blessed. Every step today in everyone’s life shall be leading forward.
Step into the service tomorrow your change of level is waiting. What triggers it will be put in your hands in the precious name of Jesus. Be blessed for your labors. Be blessed in return for your commitment in the name of Jesus. I pray that all that pertains to them that serve God will start manifesting in your life beyond your wildest imagination to the glory of God in the name of Jesus.
Lift up your two hands and come on now, give God thanks if anything has happened to you this morning, give Him thanks, give Him glory and give Him praise.
No one like Him, thank you, Jesus. In Jesus precious name. Thank you, Father.