This ministry, the Living Faith Church Worldwide (a.k.a. Winners' Chapel International ), has a liberation mandate, and that mandate is what we refer to as “The Commission”. The Lord called His servant, David O. Oyedepo, on May 1st, 1981, and in an 18-hour encounter, delivered a liberation mandate to him, hence, The Commission.
In the space of one to twelve years after the May 1st, 1981 encounter, the Lord appeared to His servant, David O. Oyedepo, also in several other encounters, which culminated to what has become established (with proofs), as The 12 Pillars of the Commission.
Notable among the above encounters are the following three, which form the basis of the 12 Pillars of the Commission. For instance, on:
i) May 2nd, 1981, THE WORD OF FAITH message was delivered to God’s servant;
ii) August 26th, 1987, THE WORD OF PROSPERITY message was birthed, when the Lord said to His servant,”Get back home and make my people rich” and;
iii) February 29th, 1992, THE WORD OF SIGNS AND WONDERS message was delivered to God’s servant.
God has a great destiny for every believer. Every child of God is redeemed as a king and a priest, and is destined to reign on the earth. But are we all reigning as kings and priests?
Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice; as only committed people who accept scriptural responsibilities become distinguished in the pursuit of destiny.
As a Commission, the 12 Pillars here connote the scriptural structure upon which our liberation mandate is built. The pillars here represent other spiritual forces that empower THE WORD OF FAITH to deliver maximally.
Additionally, these pillars form our teaching "Syllabus" as a church, and because they are twelve in number, each pillar is selected as the focus for each month of the year.
The revelation about these twelve pillars, is further validated from Revelation 22:1-2:
"1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations."
THE 12 PILLARS:
1. THE WORD (John 1:1-12; Heb. 1:3)
God commissioned us with a Word of Faith ministry to our generation. Remember Paul said, "...if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?" (1 Cor 14:8) By the help of the Holy Ghost, our visioner has classified the Word of Faith God has committed into his hands into the specific areas of emphasis, in direct response to Isaiah 40:6, "The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry?"
2. THE HOLY SPIRIT (Acts 1:1-8; Isaiah 10:27)
"Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high." - Heb. 1:3
3. THE SUPERNATURAL (Ps. 82:5-7; John 3:8)
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing." - Isaiah 10:27
4. FAITH (1 John 5:4; Eph. 6:16)
"The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." - John 3:8m
5. SUCCESS (Joshua 1:8-10)
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith." - 1 John 5:4
6. PRAISE (2 Chro. 20:20-22; Ps. 67:1-7; 149:1-9)
"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." - Joshua 1: 8
7. CONSECRATION (Hebrews12:14; 2Tim. 2:19)
"And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah: and they were smitten." - 2 Chro. 20:22
8. PRAYER (1 John 5:14)
"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. " - 2 Tim. 2:19
9. HEALING (Isaiah 53:3-4; Jer. 8:22; Matt. 8:17)
"And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us." - 1 John 5:14
10. WISDOM (Prov. 24:3-4, Isaiah 33:6)
"That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." - Matt. 8:17
11. VISION (Prov. 29:18, Jer. 29:11)
"And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure." - Isaiah 33:6
12. PROSPERITY (3 John 2; Ps. 35:27; Zech. 1:17)
"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he." - Prov. 29:18
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." - 3 John 2