I KNEW GOING AFTER THINGS THAT ARE NOT YOURS BY ANY MEANS CAN CUT SHORT YOUR LIFESPAN WHEN I WAS 20.
ALL THOSE SCAMS, YAHOO YAHOO AND THE LIKE ARE CUTTING DOWN ON THEIR LIFESPAN.
SOME WILL END UP IN PRISON, THEY WILL COME OUT AND NOT KNOW WHERE TO GO AND COMMIT SUICIDE SUBSEQUENTLY FOR PURSUIT OF CHEAP MONEY
THE BIBLE IS NOT A BOOK OF PROMISES BUT A BOOK OF RESPONSIBILITIES.
– Bishop David Oyedepo on UNDERSTANDING HOW GOD LEADS 4 at MidWeek Communion Service LFC Canaanland 13th September 2023 || Part A
We are on in our series UNDERSTANDING HOW GOD LEADS.
The anchor scripture is Isaiah 59:8. The Bible is the creator’s manual that shows the redeemed how to make the most of their adventure in life. You find in this book how to make heaven if you are interested. You find in this book how to be saved. You find in this book how to be healed, you find there how to succeed, you find there how to enjoy your family life, you find there how to raise children not to be a burden but a blessing.
You find there how to prosper. You also find there how to be led. This Bible is a ‘how to’ book. It is not a ‘do for me’ book, it is a ‘how to’ book. What do you want? I want healing, this is how to be healed. I love the celebration of Psalm 23. How to be led. It is a ‘how to’ manual that shows us the way to make the most of our adventure on earth and make it through to heaven after a colourful, fulfilling and empowering adventure on earth. It is not a book of promises but a book of responsibilities.
James 1:22-25. A doer of the Word will be blessed. There will be no argument about being blessed, his profiting will appear to all. 1 Timothy 4:13, 15. You give yourself wholly to the dictates of this manual and your profiting will appear to all. No gimmicks!
What a manual! Deuteronomy 28:1.
This manual carries the secret that can set anyone above all nations of the earth. All these blessings will come to you and overtake you. We have the catalogue of those blessings that cover all that any man will ever think in his life. All that I will ever think in my life is in there.
Psalm 29:3. We find the mystery of the Word unveiled there. Isaiah 55:1,11. The Almighty thunders from this book in your direction and my direction as we get positioned in the Spirit. This is the manual that will help me make the most of my life so I am going through it not as if it is a storybook, not as the history of the eastern part of the world, it is my manual for living. He thunders from it.
I knew no weapon formed against me shall prosper. Isaiah 54:17. I knew that every tongue that rises against me in judgement, I will condemn not God will condemn, I am to condemn for God to confirm. When did you get this? 1973. So I don’t wait for God to condemn, I condemn for God to confirm. Lord rise up to it, give them the fight of their life.
Every discovery is for your advancement. That is what the manual represents. Most of us have some pieces of equipment including your telephone, Many don’t have access to one-third of what that piece of equipment can do because they won’t read the manual.
We have a sound system that is working right now, if you put a novice there nothing will work. He will just be pressing everything and he won’t hear anything because he won’t read the manual. The manual that keeps things working is this book. I heard him say to me, The harder you follow me, the higher you fly. What year was that? 1977. Through the book of A.W. Tozer – The Pursuit of God. What Word hit you? Psalm 63:8.
I knew going after things that are not yours by any means can cut short your lifespan when I was 20. Jeremiah 17:11.
How did you store this? It entered my spirit.
All those scams, yahoo yahoo and other stuff are cutting down on their lifespan.
Some will end up in prison, they come out and don’t know where to go and commit suicide subsequently for pursuit of cheap money. Joshua 1:8.
This book, not these books. It is not Chemistry, it is not Geography or Physics, this book.