Sponsored Links

#OtvOPINIONS: Understanding the demands of success by David Oyedepo



Last week, I brought to you the introductory part of
this teaching. I said that every redeemed child of
God is ordained for outstanding success. I told you
it takes spiritual empowerment to command
unending exploits in life. This week, we will examine
three scriptures that graphically illustrate the place
of spiritual empowerment in commanding our
unending exploits.
The Bible says: The Spirit of the Lord God is upon
me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach
good tidings unto the meek…to bind up the
brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to them that are
bound… (Isaiah 61:1-2a). Jesus read this scripture
in Luke 4:18-20, then He closed the Book in verse
2a. What this implies is that the former rain spoken
of by Prophet Joel in Joel 2:23-29, ended in Isaiah
61:2a and we saw that fulfilled on the day of
Pentecost in Acts 2:1-4.
Thereafter, the latter rain fell, to herald the era of
global impact and exploits in the Body of Christ
through vengeance. When the rain of vengeance
began in the Book of Acts, it slew Ananias and
Sapphira in chapter five; Elymas the sorcerer
became blind in chapter 13 and Peter assaulted
Simon in chapter eight. After the latter rain fell,
Isaiah 61:2b-7 and Joel 2:23-29 show us the
benefits accrued to the redeemed in this era. This is
proof that we are in the era of exploits and
beautification in the Body of Christ, and God has
vowed to empower us for exploits and terminate
every form of shame in our lives.
Again, the Bible says: Fear not, O land; be glad and
rejoice: for the Lord will do great things. Be not
afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the
wilderness do spring…the vine do yield their
strength (Joel 2:21-22). From this scripture, we
understand that we are in the great days of the
Church of Christ. When Jesus was born, it was said
of Him: He shall be great, and shall be called the
Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto
him the throne of his father David (Luke 1:31-32). In
addition, Jesus said, “As the Father has sent Me,
even so, send I you.
The works that I do, shall you do also and greater
works than these, shall you do.” (John 14:12;
20:21). What this implies is that we are redeemed
for great exploits and not mediocrity. From Isaiah
45:1-3, 13, we understand that it takes
empowerment to subdue nations and command
breakthroughs unlimited. Again, we understand that
divine guidance is one of the benefits of
supernatural empowerment. This is because the
more empowered we are, the more sensitive we
become to the guidance of the Spirit of God.
Therefore, we need to seek spiritual empowerment
in ever increasing dimension.
Why do we need Spiritual Empowerment? It is the
gateway to supernatural exploits: For instance,
Jesus was born of the Holy Ghost, yet, His mission
had no expression until He was empowered.
Thereafter, He returned in the power of the Spirit and
His fame went round about all the regions. What
this means is that until we are empowered, our
mission cannot find expression (Matthew 4:24, 9:31,
Mark 1:28). To be in command of what others need:
We must understand that in this era of global
impact and exploits, believers are ordained to be in
Therefore, we need to come under the latter rain of
the Body of Christ, in order to command the latter
rain order of proofs, where the saints are not only
influencing the church, but impacting the world
around them (Joel 2:23-32; Matthew 5:13-15). The
adversaries will only bow to power, not to grammar,
skill or efforts: God has ordained us for exploits and
success, but we have to be empowered to contend
with the devil and take possession of what is
rightfully ours (Luke 9:1; 1 Cor. 16:9; Deut. 2:24;
Zechariah 1:17-21). Friend, for you to be
empowered for success, you must be saved.
You can be saved by confessing your sins and
accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. If you
are set for it, please say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I
come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my
sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Deliver
me from sin and satan, to serve the Living God.
From today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour.
Now I know I am a child of God.” I will be with you
next week.
Be Blessed, in the name of Jesus Christ! I invite you
to come and fellowship with us at the Faith
Tabernacle, Canaan Land, Ota, the covenant home
of Winners. We have four services on Sundays,
holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:35 a.m., 9:10 a.m. and
10:45 a.m. respectively. Every exploit in life is a
product of knowledge. For further reading, please
get my books — Exploring The Secrets Of Success,
Success Strategies and Success Systems.

Earlier featured on Opinions.NG

No tags 0

No Comments Yet.

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: