THERE WILL BE NO DAY EVER AGAIN IN MY LIFE WHEN I SAY I AM BELIEVING GOD FOR ONE HUNDRED MILLION.
IF YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR FIVE LOAVES AND TWO FISHES, IT WILL NEVER FINISH.
MY WIFE WAS DYING FOR A YEAR AND NOBODY COULD SEE IT ON MY FACE. NO PRETENCE!
I HAVE A SHOCK ABSORBER TO EVERY CHALLENGE, THEY CALL IT PRAISE.
MURMURING AND COMPLAINING ARE MORE DESTRUCTIVE THAN A TERMINAL DISEASE.
WHEN GOD STEPS INTO A MAN’S LIFE THE UNSHAKABLE SHAKES.
– Bishop David Oyedepo on UNDERSTANDING THE WONDERS OF THANKSGIVING 3 at End of Year Thanksgiving Service Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland First Sunday Service || Part A
Thank you Jesus.
What I believe is one of the greatest takeaways from this altar this year is the mystery of Thanksgiving. “Father thank you” and the car picked up. “Father thank you” and the fuel kept flowing. They may look ordinary to you but it is not because he has a need but because he knows what to do.
I never lined up once during scarce commodity for fuel in my life, never! You know what to do, you have committed Him to do what He should do. Light is sweet and it is beautiful for the eyes to behold the sun. May the light encountered in this great year never be wasted in your life.
We were in Kano in 1999 and the wire of the microphone pulled out of the amplifier and it was still working. Heavy presence of God. The boy at the studio was shivering. It pulled out because I was moving around the way I normally do and the speaker was working. No connection.
This will be a year of great surprises in your life. We were travelling and the fuel came down and the driver said: “Sir, we have gotten into reserve”. I said don’t look at it. Stop looking at it, keep driving. We got to where we were going. Stop looking at it, my friend. We got to where we were going. You can’t know what to do and be stranded.
We were in an all-night meeting and they said fuel was about to finish in the generator and I said “Don’t turn it off” and it won’t stop. We are celebrating God here.
Fuel is not what gives us light. You just know what to do, you commit Him to do what He says He will do. By doing it, you commit Him to do what He says He will do.
– In the name of Jesus Christ, this will be a smooth sail year for you.
– All of your struggles will end like a dream of the night.
No one could have kept you and me till now but our loving ever faithful, ever truthful, ever loving Father.
Lord, enlighten our understanding this morning on the mystery of thanksgiving in Jesus’ name.
UNDERSTANDING THE WONDERS OF THANKSGIVING.
We have come to realize in the course of this heaviest thanksgiving session in this Commission that it just followed us from November all through December.
Something is about to break forth. Something great is about to burst forth in this Church. Something great is about to burst forth in your life if you put your heart into it.
To be grateful is to be joyful, to be joyful is to be praiseful. James 5:13. To be praiseful is to secure divine presence which is the covenant platform for fearful acts of God. Psalm 22:3. Exodus 15:11.
God’s fearful wonders answer to the genuine praises of God. Fearful acts of God are provoked by praiseful believers. No praiseful believer ever gets stranded. You can’t be truly praiseful unless you are truly grateful. Understanding the wonders of thanksgiving is understanding the wonders of praise because it is thanksgiving that begets praise.
Thanksgiving graduates into praise. Be thankful and bless His Holy name. It is a mix. You are thankful, you will be praiseful, you are praiseful, you will secure His presence and if you secure His presence you are a wonder to the world. Not thank you Jesus once in a month but thank you Jesus as a lifestyle. You meet every situation with thanksgiving.
Psalm 34:1. It is not enough to have light, you must be committed to walking in the light. The light you won’t walk in holds no value to you. ???? I bless you Lord you are worthy and forever you are Lord.
I bless you Lord, you are faithful and forever you are Lord. I bless you Lord, you are merciful and forever you are Lord. ???? I will sing Hallelujah. Hallelujah, you are God.
When that becomes your addiction, you become a living wonder because you carry His presence that stirs His fearful acts. His presence usually stirs His fearful acts. You can get down a praiseful believer. Until you can get down God, you can’t get down a praiseful believer. He wears His presence. Psalm 99:1. The Lord reigneth let the earth tremble. They began to sing His praise and the foundation for the prison was shaken. When God steps in, the unshakeable shakes. When God steps into a man’s life the unshakable shakes. If you know what damage you have caused yourself by murmuring and complaining you will fear God.
It is more destructive than a terminal disease. 1 Corinthians 10:10. They were destroyed. You have people who say all kinds of things: “You know by my capacity and expertise I should not be at this point.” Okay!
Get yourself to another point. In 1986 I could believe God for #500, but I can’t believe God for one hundred million now. You better know what to do, my friend.
There will be no day again in my life when I say I am believing God for one hundred million yet I don’t beg, I don’t borrow, I don’t steal. If you know what to do with your five loaves and two fishes, it will never finish.
– Throughout the hard seasons of this world, you never feel it. Your family will not feel it.
Just know what to do and do it. How much wonders are loaded in praise? Now, let’s do some biblical calculations this morning. When Israel came out of Egypt God was in their midst. God was in their sanctuary. The sea saw them and it fled. Troubles tremble at His presence. Jordan was driven back, the mountains skipped like rams. Psalm 114:1-7.
Troubles tremble at the presence of God. Exodus 16:4,8. He rained bread from heaven and fed them twice a day. Bread in the morning and flesh in the evening and that continued till they entered the borders of Canaan.
40 years! There has never been any depression that lasted 40 years. So expect to feed fat as you retain His presence and see murmuring and complaining as poisonous. Murmuring and complaining are poisonous. It is not advice, it is poison.
Don’t toy with it. Don’t toy with acid, you will not survive. Don’t take a shot of acid because you are an expert in Chemistry.
So, it is not thanksgiving once in Church, it is when it becomes a lifestyle. I told you a story of my friend, Mike Murdock, we were coming in from the old Church here and he said he heard me say “Thank you Jesus” and “Praise the Lord” 72 times and yet we were discussing.
Somebody say addiction. A man addicted to drugs you can’t discuss him away from it. While you are discussing it, the thing is inside him. He is just waiting for you to finish so he can go and continue. It is an addiction, so all these bright in the morning and down in the evening, that is not life.
Everybody is asking you what is wrong because something is wrong, your face looks wrong. Your words are wrong. From this time on, nobody will ask you again what is wrong.
Somebody asked me some time ago, Brother David do you ever have any problems? I said maybe it came and I didn’t know. I have a shock absorber, they call it praise. A lifestyle of gratitude at all times.
You find mountains move for you on their own accord. My wife was dying for a year and nobody could see it on my face. No pretence! People who came to say hello to me can’t ask me because I am busy asking them what is wrong with them. You can’t ask me. Something has turned in your life.