Double Portion greetings to you all in the name of Jesus.
Prophetically, the year 2013 has been declared amongst others as a year of divine surprises for us both as a church and as individuals. Contrary to the norm that ‘Rome was not built in a day’; we have come to discover that when God is at work, Rome can be built in less than one day. Therefore, our God will be turning everyone’s captivity as a dream of the night this year in fulfillment of his prophetic agenda in Jesus’ name.
The truth is that we serve a God of strange works and strange acts; a God of surprises and the following validates this claim:
· Our God created the heaven and the earth that is the universe in only 5 days. (Gen 1:1-24)
· He made man a most intricate creation just in one day. (Gen 1:26/2:17-18)
· God brought Joseph out of the prison to rule as prime minister in Egypt like a dream of the night (Psm 105: 17-22)
· This God also brought all the hosts of Israel out of Egypt one early morning after 430 years of bondage. (Exo 12:41-42)
· God took David the shepherd boy, turned him to a national hero overnight and made him the captain of Israel’s’ army. (1 sam 17:35-37 / 1 sam 18:1-6)
· God also by just one encounter turned Solomon to the greatest king on the earth. (1Kings 3:-13/4:29-34)
The good news here is that this God has not changed and what he did before, he can do again. (Mal 3:6)
However, it takes faith to get God to work. It is faith that moves the hand of God in our favor because it is to everyone according to his faith. (Matt. 9:29)
Thank God for the recently concluded 21 days of prayer and fasting. We have fasted and prayed in faith, we are currently giving thanks to God for answers to our prayers but we must have to keep our faith alive until our testimonies arrive. We have fought the good fight of faith but we must keep our faith on fire like Paul the apostle said ‘’I have kept the faith’’. (2 Tim 4:7)
This is because only those who keep their faith alive are eligible to experience fulfillment of prophecies. It is therefore our responsibility as individuals to see every word of prophecy concerning us this year come to pass with speed by keeping our faith alive all the way.
Ø Furthermore, we must remain conscious of the fact that God has ordained this year as our year of double portion and next levels and must hold the profession of our faith to the end because it is what we believe that we are empowered to become. (Heb 10:23/Jn 1:12)
From scriptures we understand that it is the faith of individuals that will make the difference. Not just faith, but unwavering faith as the faith of Abraham who ‘’being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God’’ (Rom 4:19-20).
From here we discover that behind the fulfillment of every prophecy is the force of FAITH at work as it is written, ‘’Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father and hath with his hand fulfilled it..’’ But we know that Faith is what commits the hand of God to perform for ‘’blessed is she that believeth; for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord’’ (1 Kings 8:15/Luke 1:45).
Therefore, the prophetic Focus for the month of February 2013 is
ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. (Mark 9:23)
Recommended books for the month authored by David .O. Oyedepo include:
Unlimited power of faith Breaking the curses of life
Exploits of faith You shall not be barren
The law of faith Fulfilling your days
Possessing your possession The lifestyle of faith by Bishop David Abioye.
Jesus is Lord!!!
Bishop David O. Oyedepo