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Bishop David Oyedepo – We are in take over era of the church – AYAC2023 Opening Session

Theme: A chosen Generation

Ministering: Bishop David Oyedepo

Message: we are in take over era of the church

Thank you lord. In Jesus precious name we have given thanks.

Just following the choir ministration that we had during the offering, please recognize that there is a battle over your destiny.

Simon Simon, Satan desires to have you and want to get you off your feet like chaff but I pray for you that your faith fails not Luke 22:31-32- 31-And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:,32,But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

Many are victims of this battle because they are not aware of it and aware that there is a battle going on, life is a battle field not a playground the earlier we wake up to this reality the better for us he is always on hunt for precious souls no one here shall be a victim. Amen .when the devil saw that he was cast out from heaven he went out to make war with the seed of the woman whom no one here shall end up a victim

We are here to explore what it takes to boost our spiritual estate to enhance the quality of our work with God to trigger sustainable love for God as a way of life to provoke consistent Faithfull and fruitful stewardship In the Vineyard and to warn us against the enticing word of man’s wisdom that is outside of scriptures so we can secure our souls unto the coming of the Lord

To warn us against new generation syndrome that seems to paint the picture that anything goes with God and so they struggle  and live in frustration and live with fear and anxiety because you can do nothing against the truth but for the truth to prepare young people for heaven and make heaven become their target while they experience the best of time on earth there is no one that works in the fear of God in scriptures that did not fear well in precious name of Jesus whatever chaff may have been planted in the heart of anyone among us shall be flushed out. Amen. we shall live here in grace to live like Jesus spirit soul and body. Amen.

Heavenly father watch over your word tonight in the name of Jesus cause every heart to receive your word let everyone understanding open up and let your name be glorified in Jesus name. Amen. give the Lord a big hand of praise and please be seated.

Let me first start by saying the gospel is so simple that even the children can Grasp it. And from a child God said to Timothy thou hast known the holy scripture 2tim 3:15 -This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. You don’t need any knowledge of Greek or Hebrew, and so for anyone that is born again we have automatic access for unto us who are born again is given to know is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God mark 4:11-And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: New birth is gateway to the mysteries of the kingdom the age of individual not withstanding. At 16 I knew I have been redeemed as a priest and a king to reign over the earth nobody preach that to me I found it by myself by the grace of God from revelation 3:9-10 what is an unbeliever doing with revelation I just love God and I love to know about what he says I soon found it that when I went to go out I check will a king go out like this at 16 I found lamentations 3:27 no one preach it to me and I went to pray under the little shrill Jesus whatever we bear when I  am old let me bear them now I don’t want to be carrying luggage when I am old

When you go through scripture and it looks like Greek that means their is something wrong either the foundation is faulty or you have not been genuinely born again yet you just have no heart for God. So you can’t comprehend it.

At 16 I was in a conference like you and I heard the word because the theme of the conference is God is not Slow 2Peter 3:9-The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. I was 16 years old and I got baptize with the grace of patience, patience brought us where we are today it did not happen over night to be careful get reach in 2 hours is dangerous becoming a millionaire in an hour is dangerous risky God doesn’t operate like that have you ever seen anyone

“There are four kinds of wisdom that we know in the scriptures.

Earthly wisdom which is common sense.

James 3:15-17.

We have earthly wisdom, which is common sense. He wants to walk; he doesn’t take two legs at a time. Common sense: he wants to eat and doesn’t put the food in the leg

We have earthly wisdom which is common sense. He wants to walk; he doesn’t take two legs at a time. Common sense: he wants to eat and doesn’t put the food in the leg.

Intellectual wisdom, this is training up to make right choices within the limit of the intellect. You don’t do projection and call it vision. There are many feasibilities that are not visible. They cannot see it, but when God leads, it may not appear sensible, but it is ever profitable. When God leads, you don’t carry your bag and go to Germany. No direction, wandering stars. When God leads, it is ever profitable. Man’s feasibility study has always failed and failed. It is all trial and error. They all hang on ‘all things being equal,’ and all things can never be equal. So they take cover in that ‘all things being equal.’ When will all things be equal? If this thing fails, all things are not equal. So accept it and try again. So they keep trying, but when the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

James 3:15-17.

We have earthly wisdom, which is common sense. He wants to walk; he doesn’t take two legs at a time. Common sense: he wants to eat and doesn’t put the food in the leg

Coming to Canaan Land by this church is not sensible, but is it not profitable? Amen!

That is why to be spiritually minded is life.

Romans 8:6.

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

To be intellectually minded can be destructive. But to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

We are supposed to end here, but all human calculation. How dare you go to the forest, to do what? A church for people built away from people. What a senseless people! Amen. So you better watch it. You better watch.

Proverbs 27:8.

“As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.”

There are many wandering, since many wandering. Since there are those sent to a certain place where they are. There are those who just went because others went and they start gasping. Why did I come? Hmmm, haaaa, yiiiii, is this how I will live my life? Is there any nation I will go to now that will now enter my CV? No, no, no. What we are saying in this Nazareth First World people don’t know it, and they have not seen it. The devil is hunting for the precious souls. Don’t be captured. Settle down and be spiritual about your journey so you don’t be a victim of life again. My prayer, my prayer is that this mountain will turn your story around. Amen.

You will find young, young people, my precious daughters and sons, giving testimonies about how their businesses are growing. In a downward trend, land just be where you belong. All the takeover records were by men and women who walk in the fear of God. All of them. We have the likes of Joseph, someone who feared God.

Gen 42:18.

Life looked like going downward for him. From slavery to imprisonment. But I fear God. Nothing, God amiss in his master’s house. But I fear God. The wife of Potiphar wanted him to go to bed with her. But I fear God.

Gen 39:9.

He got to the prison, a most excited prisoner. But I fear God. He was incarcerated for 13 years, got into slavery at 17, and ascended the throne at 30. 13 years only, only, and 80 years of enthronement. 13 years only of going through the school of enthronement. He passed the exams and got enthroned overnight by the act of God. He began to reign at 30, and he was there till 110. Many jump the school after things won’t work. Here you can imagine if Joshua fled from Potiphar’s house because he was in charge of the house, carrying his money, his goods, and ran away. They will kill him because they have already buried him. Because they will think he is a ghost. I mean not one of the brothers that sold him for slavery that saw him first. They will kill him and cut him to pieces. I got a word from God. The hour has come to liberate the world from the operations of the devil. The entire world will start from four people, and then with prayer and fasting, eight. With confessions and professions, twenty. With amen.

It is better to be slow and sure than to be fast and fall.

There are the visions taking place. Pursue it.

Habakkuk 2:2.

“And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”

Though it tarries, don’t stop working.

Habakkuk 2:3.

“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.”

About 40 years ago, our office space was two rooms of 100 hundred naira per month. They don’t pay one year at a time. No one has that kind of money. My car was one in tow. When it is coming, you will know. You don’t need to hear its horn. The car is a horn. But at the end, the tarrying made for you shall surely come to pass. Something is…

Prayer:  Something is breaking forth in your life, that little business in your hand will soon become a national phenomenon.

We have the likes of Daniel purposing in his heart not to defile himself with the king’s food. They could not find anything amazed, for he was a faithful man. No error was found in him. Dan 6:4. And we are told he became relevant in the government of Babylon for 65 years under 4 different kings. That is the sure foundation that secures a great future. The fear of the Lord. Nehemiah came out with a burning passion for God but never ate the bread of the governor.

Nehemiah 5:14.

“Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor.”

Paul, a man of great conscience, took over the whole of Asia within two years. That is the way it works. We saw that all the platform for takeover in the church of Christ, they cried the fear of the Lord as the foundation. And if the foundation be destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalms 11:3. The believer is helpless without the fear of God at his foundation. No building has a future without a secure foundation.

2 Timothy 2:19-21.

“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

The sure foundation is a departure from iniquity, a conscious departure from iniquity, a genuine hatred from iniquity.

2 Timothy 2:20.

“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour

Your life has no foundation without the fear of God. You are a building without foundation. Any slight wind will bring it down. You are building on sand. The slightest of temptations will crash you. So mind your foundation. It is the security of your destiny. Mind your foundation. It is the security of your destiny. Again, my prayer is that no one misses out of it. All the platforms that empower men to be enlisted in the takeover army require the fear of God for delivery. For instance, you can’t rule in the midst of your enemy without being empowered. Power is required to subdue our enemies.

Psalms 66:3.

“Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.”

Psalms 110:3.

“Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.”

Paul had to be empowered to take away issues. The people screamed, ‘The gods have come down to us in the likeness of a man.’

Acts 14:11.

“And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.”

It takes the fear of the Lord to flow in power. Again, no one can reign without confirmation of authority. And we know that faithfulness is what facilitates confirmation of authority. And nothing enhances faithfulness like the fear of God. Faithfulness is not what people see; it is primarily based in the heart. Moses was fruitful in all his house. And we saw how there was no prophet in Israel as great as Moses. The Lord knew, for his truthfulness. Christ is known as the faithful witness, and he reigns forever.

Deuteronomy 34:10.

“And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,”

Luke 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.”

Authority is not achieved; it is confirmed. You can’t give yourself authority. We have some folks representing us in our various domains, as House of Representatives. Some of them may not be as half-wise as others in the same domain. But they have been given authority. They have been given authority to represent, so they speak for you. You can’t go there to say you want to speak because you have not been given authority. You may have governors in your state that have a thousand smarter people than him, and I mean a thousand. But they have not conferred with authority in God’s agenda. Authority is conferred based on our faithfulness towards God and the interest of his kingdom. Someone told me sometimes he was going out to when I make a name, I will come back. You cannot make a name; it is God who names people. I will make of thee a great name, he said to Abraham.

 The Lord shall give you a new name. With the mouth of the Lord shall name be. Faithful in your work with God, he will keep changing your authority on life stage by stage. If you are not faithful with small, you are not a candidate for much. If you are not faithful with little, you are not a candidate for great. So where we find ourselves tomorrow is a function of how faithful we are where we are today. How faithful we are where we are today. For instance, I have never walked to any pulpit in life without my notes. Why search notes at my various levels? No games.

Prayer: in the precious name of Jesus, no one will miss their place of authority.

And Jesus gave them power and authority.

Luke 10:19.

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Power is different from authority. Power is the capacity. Authority is the confirmation of rights to rule and reign. You can’t pray into authority; you can pray into power.

Psalms 63:1.

“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;”

You go into fasting; you pray into power. Nobody ever prays into authority. You can’t pray into it. Oluwa e jo e gbe mi so ke. He doesn’t do that. Oluwa e jo, give me a name. He doesn’t do that.

Luke 19:17-19.

“And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.”

As he finds you faithful, when he checks on you, he changes your level.

Prayer: no one among us here will be stranded anymore.

So this takeover army will be an army of provenly faithful people with their walk with God. Amen. We saw.

Hebrews 3:1-2.

“Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.”

The faithful shall dominate the world. It is a choice to make. He gave them a pan each. Seven absconded. One hid it and said, you are not… How can you be asking me to be trading for you? For what? Only two out of ten. That will tell you the ratio of the faithful. Only two out of ten were profited by that opportunity. And faithfulness was their hallmark. There were ten; you saw only three.             Two with good report, one reaction. Seven absconded. 20% straight is the way, and narrow is the gate that leads to heaven. Few dare to be there that find it. Be faithful. This is the most fertile season of your life. If you miss your planting season, you have missed your harvest. Be faithful.

1 John 2:14.

“I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.”

This is the most fertile season of your life. If you miss the planting season for maize, you have lost the harvest. You have to buy from the market. You have the field; it is unplanted.

They asked Jesus, who gave you this authority? Authority is given and not accomplished.

Luke 20:2.”

“And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?”

It’s given to people; it’s not something you accomplish. It’s a brand new day for us. Moses took over in Egypt from that scripture, not just through the power and unction of the Spirit, but through his faithfulness, like we mentioned earlier. Wisdom is a vital tool for enthronement, and Jesus is coming for an enthroned church. This enthroned church will have to operate from the platform of the fear of the Lord. It’s the beginning; it’s the foundation of the wisdom from above. You can’t access the wisdom from above without it. And wisdom multiplies by knowledge. Instruct a wise man, and he will yet be wiser; he will yet be wiser.

Proverbs 1:5

A wise man shall increase in learning,’ as mentioned earlier. Joseph, Daniel, Solomon took over their days by wisdom, and when…”

Luke 20:2 And Spake unto him saying,tell us by what authority doest thou these things, and who

is he that, and who is he that gave thee this authority its given to people it’s not something you


It’s a brand new day for us

Moses took over in Egypt, from that scripture, not just through the power and auction of the

spirit but through his faithfulness like we mention earlier wisdom is a vital tool for enthronement,

and Jesus is coming for an enthroned church, this enthroned church will have to operate from

the platform of the fear of the lord, it’s the beginning its the foundation of the wisdom from above

You can’t access the wisdom from above without it

And wisdom multiplies by knowledge

Instruct a wise man Prov 9:9 and he will yet be wiser, he will yet be wiser

Solomon took over their days by wisdom and when solomon lost it he lost everything, and then

of course the next one we will be looking at is a genuine heart for God or a genuine love for God

Every true lover of this God Ends up a highflyer in life, eyes have not seen nor ears heard as he

entered the heart of any man, what God has in Store for them that love him 1 Corinthians 2:9

David were a man with Gods hand with a heart for God, became a national Hero at 17, they

said we are more than 10,000 of us, that’s what a heart for God does

2 Samuel 18:4

We saw Elijah, I’ve been very jealous for God, 1 Kings 19:14

He went to heaven by a spacecraft

We saw Gideon with a heart for God’s people

Most of the time, you remove your seeds from the ground—bye bye to harvest, that’s the meaning. I’ve never seen my tithe as part of my spendable income. 40 years have passed. Consistently, from kobo to naira to all currencies of the world today. Sir, if you run to the White House, it will never be equal to prosperity without putting the covenant to work.

There is no poor nation without rich people in it who are not thieves. And there is no rich nation without poor people in it. If you receive my law, he says you will lay up gold as dust as you put iniquity far from your tabernacle. You’re not playing games, you’re not playing financial games.

Job 22:21 – 25

“Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace:

Thereby good shall come unto thee.

Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth,

And lay up his words in thine heart.

If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up,

Thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust,

And the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence,

And thou shalt have plenty of silver.”

That means he would defend against the wicked, the anger of the wicked. How is this man prospering like this? He will be shutting them down, but you’re not aware. The law of seed time and harvest will remain the overriding law of anyone that must prosper on this earth. The law of giving and receiving. The law of worshiping God with your tithe. They have not experienced it. God told me in person.

“My son, my prosperity plan is not a promise. It does not answer to prayer, so stop wasting your time. My son, my prosperity plan is not a promise; it has no respect for fasting. So, stop punishing yourself. My prosperity plan is a covenant. Until your part is played, I am not committed.” I heard him live, March 22, 1982. I heard him live, and I screamed, “Yee, I can never be poor.” So, your faithfulness in financial stewardship is the only way to be listed among this takeover army; only the rich will rule over the poor.

Proverb 22:7

“The rich ruleth over the poor,

And the borrower is servant to the lender.”

Psalm 110:1

“The LORD said unto my Lord,

Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.”

All this emergency money of knowing minutes of our economy. They are temporary. Do you know how many have been ministers before, and we don’t even know where they live now? Do you know how many governors before, and we have been don’t even know where they live now? But when you tie your life to God, whose economy is ever stable, you’ll be flourishing like a palm tree when others are groaning. That shall be your experience!

There’s no way we can say everything at the same time.

Lift up your right hand, give him thanks for the light of his word that has come your way tonight. In Jesus’ precious name.

Now, please listen to this. It’s a striking light that came my way in getting ready for this meeting, and I’d like us to listen to it. The last days are the days of a mix where the tares and the wheat shall be growing together.

Matthew 13:29-30

“But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest, I will say to the reapers, gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”

You better know what that means. The wicked shall be growing more wickedly in the last days. The vile shall become more vile in the last days. While the righteous shall become more righteous in the last days. While the wicked we’re growing in their hatred for God. While the wicked will be increasingly more vile. The saints will continue to be more saintly. Not everybody is a wheat. Some are still chaff. And their mission is to defile you if you allow them to. While the land of the righteous shall be like the garden of Eden. The wicked’s shall be like a desert.

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