Bishop David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide spoke at Week of Spiritual Emphasis, Day Three. He revealed that every commandment of Scripture as we know in this Church is absolutely for our good. Not for the good of the Church, or the Pastor. You could miss it by thinking so but it is absolutely for our profiting. Everything God commands and instructs is for our good. You are not feeling that somebody is using you or abusing you. You are just enjoying yourself. "When serving God, you don't need encouragement forever, you are just flowing on," he said.
While speaking on Engaging The Wonders Of Praise, the man of God read the book of Exodus 15:11. He said that God executes fearful wonders in the midst of praise. The sea clears the way at His Presence; the mountains skip like rams and the hills like young lambs; Jordan is driven back at His Presence; the mountains flow down like water at His Presence; the enemies melt like wax at His Presence. Fearful wonders of all kinds, wonders without number.
He said that the sacrifice of praise and the sacrifice of Thanksgiving commands fearful things. You get through to Him when you come over with the sacrifice of thanksgiving. Your call gets through to Him. He does fear in praise; not for what He has done but praising Him for you will see done by His hands. We don't only want to praise Him for what He has done for you, we are praising Him for things to happen.
He advised his members to praise God with a clear understanding of the word. The sword of the Spirit on what powers are hidden in praise then they will execute judgement upon the heathen and punishments upon the people. High praises in their mouth, a two-edged sword in their hand, they are on top of the situation. They are on top of all circumstances. With the word being the motivation behind their praise, they are on top. "God loves a celebrating giver, a thank-filled giver, a praiseful giver. Giving mournfully keeps you financially frustrated but giving joyfully keeps enlarging your coasts of blessing," he said.
Finally, giving is for your blessing and not for God's blessing, not for the blessing of the Church like some people said, it is for your blessings. Give and it shall be given to you, not to the Church. Giving in any front is for your good. So giving on all fronts is for your good.
Source: Church Gist.
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