UNVEILING THE WONDERS IN Kingdom Stewardship!
By David O. Oyedepo
... Ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfill (Ex23:25-26).
Serving God is not a waste of time; it is a covenant seal of our exemption from this wicked world. Undoubtedly, the world is experiencing an unexplainable devastation, which is unpleasant. As spiritual steward, we should not despair; we are not ordained to be part of it! We are not permitted to suffer what the world suffers! We are a peculiar people! Our case is different!
Kingdom stewardship is all about serving God and the interest of His kingdom as a lifestyle. It is an asset of inestimable value, which imparts on every aspect of a man's life. Furthermore, it impacts on the present, future, posterity and eternity (Psalms 22:30). There is no other engagement in the Kingdom of God that covers all of these realms. Only Kingdom stewardship guarantees impact in all ramifications.
There are Four Classes of People in Every Assembly:
- The Passer-bys: These are people who are in church to be entertained. They are there for the fun of being there and are not connected to anything happening in the church (Matt: 13:19).
- Registered Members: They claim to be bona fide members, but there is no reflection of the Commission in them because they are not connected.
- The Learners Group: We have several people in this category. They write everything, including what the pastor didn't say. They are ever learning, but they won't do anything about it. They have all the revelations, but never having proofs from the things they claimed to have learnt.
Jesus referred to them as the foolish man who builds his house on the sand. When the storm came, great was the fall of that house (Matthew 7:26-28).
- Followers: These are people that maximize the blessedness of where they belong. They are the followers who dive into every instruction given. They run with every revelation they catch. They are not satisfied to document them, rather, they are eager to manifest them (Matthew 19:27-29).
We must understand that 'Followership' is a fundamental covenant for our making. So, it is not enough to be present, registered, or taught in church, but it is important to be a follower. This is because our making is in following. Our following is evident in our fruit bearing. In other words, when we follow Jesus in bearing fruits tirelessly, He transforms our lives into what we are ordained to be.
WONDERS THAT ACCRUE TO US IN SPIRITUAL STEWARDSHIP
- We are Empowered for Impact:
... He called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits (Mark 6:7).
Everyone on a soul winning mission is empowered for impactful ministry to the lost, and to live an impactful life. Whatever you are empowered to deliver, you are primarily empowered to experience same (Matthew 10:1).
We should understand that we are given authority which the opposition recognizes. Therefore, we should witness to souls with an authority consciousness. We have been empowered with authority over all devils and unclean spirits so that nothing can resist our imparts.
Interestingly whatever flows through us first blesses us before it flows to others. So, when we are empowered for impact, we start living an impactful life.
- Signs and Wonders:
Signs and wonders are not magic; they are not for entertainment, but for the rescuing of souls. That is why God empowers everyone on the go for soul winning. You don't need to be a pastor to be a commander of signs and wonders, just be a committed soul winner and signs and wonders will be flowing through you. And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord (Acts 9:34-35).
- We Become Stars:
We, also, have discovered that every Soul Winner is empowered to become a Star. For turning many men into righteousness, we become stars forever. When we engage in serving the Lord, we have committed Him to distinguish us (Matthew 4:19).
- We are Empowered for Protection:
God knows that He has sent us into the midst of wolves, so He must organize for our protection (Luke 10:17-19). Everyone on the go is empowered and anointed for protection. So, being on the go exempts us from the horrors of life and the attacks of the wicked one.
When we are empowered for protection, it covers every member of our families, because when God protects, He builds a wall around us, our houses and all that we have on every side.
Now, let's see how God exempted the Church in the wilderness from the horrors of life
- We saw Egypt plagued with the swarm of flies:
In Acts 8:21-23, God made a difference between the Egyptians and His people (Exodus 8:22-23).
Swarm of flies connotes stench, decadence, breakdowns, loss of colour and value. The world is fast losing colour and value; everything seems to be breaking down, but God is saying, "I will put a difference between you and the world and nothing will decay, smell, or breakdown around you."
- In Exodus 9:2-7, we saw how the cattle, asses, camels, oxen and sheep were killed (Exodus 9:4). Total business collapse visited the land of Egypt but the children of Israel were exempted. Therefore, no matter the greatness of the breakdown in this hour, you and your household shall be exempted!"
- Also, there was a great hailstone mixed with fire in Exodus 9:24-26.
No matter the great devastation that will be visiting the world, it will be minus you.
So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field. Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail (Ex 9:24-26).
- Furthermore, there was great darkness upon the earth, such darkness was felt for three days, no one could see the other, but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings (Exodus 10:21-23). Confusions, delusions may be visiting the world, but it will be minus you!
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising (Isaiah 60:2-3).
That means in the midst of the gross darkness, you will be shining!
But, How Do We Actualize Our Exemption?
- Kingdom stewardship:
By committing ourselves to serving God heartily, joyfully, diligently, and tirelessly. In Malachi 3: 7- 18, the Word says, ''And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not" (Malachi 3:17- 18).
So, serving God is our covenant ticket for exemption.To enjoy exemption, we must have a revelation of our exemption roots, walk in the light of it, and maintain our love for God as intensely as possible. These three things will distinguish us forever.
- The Blood:
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us (1 Corinthians 5:7).
So, the Blood of Jesus is the Passover Blood; it is the Blood of exemption from the harassments of the enemy. He said when I see the Blood, I will pass over you and I will not allow the destroyer to come in unto you (Exodus 12:13). So, we invoke the Blood for our exemption.
In conclusion, please recognize that God's agenda will be accomplished with or without us; we are only ordained a beneficiary by partaking of it. Remember, what makes a soldier is obeying the last command. No matter how we are prayed for, it cannot equal our obedience to God. It will never deliver what obedience delivers. So, it is enlisting into this army that will determine our placement in this great movement. Whatever Jesus says, let it suit us, run with it, with everything inside us. Let us create the future we desire by connecting to the wonders of stewardship. As we enlist, we are exempted from all the holocaust of the wicked one.
Divine Exemption and Promotion!
“ I joined this Commission in 2007 by the leading of the Holy Spirit. In 2008, tagged, on Eagle's Wings, I keyed into all the prophecies here and through that, God, led me to the organization where I work presently. I joined the organization as a janitor supervisor, but in five years, I got different promotions by engaging in kingdom service.
Also, I gave my January 2013 salary as my Shiloh sacrifice, and that same year, the Bishop declared, 'the blessings of the midst of the year' after which I got a double promotion and in July, I got an award - Long Service Award.
However, in this month of March, 12 people were laid off in my office, but God exempted me. After the retrenchment, the Managing Director called us to address us and he said "the reason why they retrenched the others was because the company was about to fold up, but there are some of you, that if we let you go, the company will fail. Those who are left are part of that group. I give all the glory to God for making me part of the people that will save the company!"
Delivered from Armed- Robbery Attack!"On Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 11pm, a group of armed robbers invaded the shop where I work as an attendant. Though we had closed the shop at that time, they threatened us with their guns, to open the shop.
Suddenly, they pointed their guns at me and shot, but the God of this Commission diverted the bullets towards another direction in the shop. Subsequently, they fled when they saw the God of this Commission at work. Indeed, there shall be no loss. I give all the glory and the honour to the God of this Commission for delivering me from armed robbery attack!"
Healed of Five Years Stroke!"I am giving this testimony on behalf of Mr. Fidelis lkeliani who was afflicted with stroke for five
years and could barely walk or
talk. He was almost totally paralyzed.
During the first Zonal Outreach, my brother and I ministered to his family and in the course of it, the power of God fell upon Mr. Fidelis and all of a sudden, his leg and hand gained strength. Today, the Lord has healed him!"
--- Nkiru Anenie
Supernatural Turnaround via Soul-Winning!"In January 2013, my wife and I waited on the Lord for a total turn around and we had a vigil to that effect.
During the vigil, God said, 'The platform for your change of story is to engage in all the
outreaches in the year 2013. Take all your clothing items, suits, as well as other materials and use them to service the needs of the poor.' Immediately we obeyed and all through the year 2013, my wife and I never missed any of the outreaches, even when she was heavily pregnant.
In the first quarter of this year, God blessed us with a car worth three million naira, which we didn't bargain for. Also, last Thursday, my wife delivered a bouncing baby boy, like the Hebrew women. I give all the glory to God!"
---Ifeanyi David Emeara
Supernatural Turnaround & Miracle Baby!I joined this Commission in 2005, but I was not committed. In 2010, during Shiloh, the Bishop declared some prophetic blessings, which I believed and keyed into. That became my turning point.I listed two of my desires on my expectation card. I told God to bless me with a child and also give my father and I a befitting house.
Today God has granted me my desires. He has blessed me with two houses and a son!
--- Okechukwu Onyekwelu
Miracle Job!On February 2, 2014, the Bishop prophesied, 'Go forth and take your job.' On February 3, I went to the
Federal Airport Authority and requested to see the Managing Director (MD), but I was denied access. However, while interacting with one of the secretaries, I was allowed to see the MD. When I saw her, I told her that I had applied for a job in the organization and yet to get feedback. She laughed and said she would get back to me.
On February 20, I was given an appointment letter. Thereafter, I attended the induction training for two days. Immediately, the posting was released, with the allowance and salary. To God be all the glory!
---Michael Adejo Ako
Delivered from Fatal Accident!On March 17, I was in a commercial vehicle and when we got to Lekki at about 6am, the car somersaulted several times and the God of this Commission brought me out alive.
At that point, God sent a helper to me who took me to a hospital where I was attended to. I want to appreciate the God of this Commission who has started the exemption package in my life. I give God all the glory!
Delivered from untimely Death!"On Friday, while returning from work at 9pm, I took a cab and later fell asleep. Unknown to me, the cab I boarded had passed through an armed robbery scene, where several bullets had penetrated the wind screen, close to where I sat.
Immediately, the other passengers took cover. When I woke up and saw what was happening, I remembered the testimony of a brother whom God had delivered from a ghastly car accident when he keyed into the scripture, Psalm 118:17 that he shall not die but live.
I sat in the middle of the car, where the bullet had passed through. To God be all the glory!"
-- Adeyeye Adewale
No matter the greatness of the breakdown, you and your household shall be exempted!
God will make a difference between you and the world.
No matter the great devastation that will visit the world, it will be minus you!
In the midst of gross darkness, you will be shining!
Begin to manifest your exemption from today!
You are not permitted to suffer what the world suffers!
Remain exempted all the days of your life!
Your children are not permitted to suffer what other people's children suffer!
You are covered by the Passover Blood of the Lamb!.
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