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Towards Maximizing Our Glorious Destiny in Christ By Bishop David Oyedepo (Part 5A)

Speaker: Bishop David Oyedepo

You have a glorious destiny in Christ; it is your divine predestination.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” 

“In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:”

“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.”

“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,”   Ephesians 1:3, 11 – 13.

You have been brought out of darkness into His marvellous light. Hence, you are a value-adding citizen on the earth.

You are redeemed as a blessing to the world, not just your locality. Your redemption has more value than just impacting your family.

“And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29.

Your level of spiritual understanding determines the limit of your access to God’s blessings. As far as your eyes can see is what defines your limit.

You carry a global destiny on your head; ending up a local citizen is a result of spiritual blindness.

You are the light and salt of the earth but you don’t get there at once, you get there gradually.

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” Matthew 5:14.

You are a global citizen but you have to start at a corner and then God will keep changing your level little by little.

Start from where you are!

Destiny is a function of discovery and not of passion, capacity or opportunity.

“And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.” Acts 22:18.

You discover your destiny either by God’s Word or by His voice.

“And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.” Genesis 24:1.

You were not redeemed to be defeated!

“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.2 Corinthians 2:14.

Defeat is not part of your inheritance and our destiny in Christ. You were redeemed to be triumphant always in all ways as He leads.

When confronted or challenged, declare: I have a destiny of triumph in Christ!

“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” Ephesians 2:6.

“Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,”

“Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:”   Ephesians 1:20 – 21.

You have to stay in Christ to remain triumphant!

No branch disconnects from a tree that has a future. You have a growing and most elastic destiny in Christ.

“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” Proverbs 4:18.

Where you are is only a phase, you are moving to the next phase!

“For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.” 2 Corinthians 13:9.

Your destiny is secured only in Christ; outside Christ, destiny is lost.

Picture of Your Destiny in Christ

1. You have a triumphant destiny.

“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.” 2 Corinthians 2:14.

2. You have a growing destiny in Christ; there’s no end to it.

“Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.” 1 Corinthians 3:13.

“For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.”

“But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.”

1 Corinthians 13:9 – 11.

All-Round Rest Ministration

There is nothing more fulfilling than God taking over your battles.

The reason God has not taken over the battle of many is because they are yet to be still.

Be still and know that He is God!

You step into the realm of all-around rest through a genuine covenant to serve God and the interest of His kingdom with the whole of your heart.

To Experience the Reality of All-Round Rest, you must be:

1. Be born again and stay in the faith.

“The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.”  Isaiah 59:8.

2. Stay in love with God.

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”  1 John 4:16.

Without knowing and staying connected to the true God, you will fall back into crisis.

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28.

3. Be willing to learn God’s way to all-round rest.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”   Matthew 11:28 – 29.

There is a way to the peace that passes all understanding but you need meekness to find it.

4. Settle down with God in His house

“Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,”  2 Samuel 7:10.

“Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest:” 

“But in the place which the LORD shall choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command thee.”  Deuteronomy 12:13 – 14.

“And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.”  Obadiah 1:21.

The Church is where God baptizes people with rest, so find a place for yourself in Zion!

“But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.”  Obadiah 1:17.

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”  Matthew 11:29.

5. Serve God as a way of life and do so consciously. Consciously enter into a covenant to serving God a priority for living.

“The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.”  Psalms 34:10.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33.

To enjoy all-round rest, you must enter into a personal covenant to serve God and the interest of His kingdom.

Prophetic Declarations

In your business and career, you shall experience rest!

In your health, you shall experience rest!

You are stepping into the war-free zone of life from today!

Your continuous change of level destiny shall begin to manifest in your life!

You shall not know stagnation again!

From today, God will take over your battles!

From today, your song of joy and rejoicing shall not end!

I decree the grace of all-round rest on your life!

Welcome to your haven of rest!

No more downward trend in your endeavour!

Like a dream of the night, God will roll away

your shame!

You and your household are declared blessed!

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