Thursday, October 22, 2015

WONDERS OF INGATHERING OF SOULS INTO CHURCH - BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO - WINNERS' CHAPEL

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Heaven on Earth greetings in Jesus’ name.
Our Lord Jesus Christ speaking said, “... I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. ” Jn. 15:16
Ingathering of souls into church is the commandment of Christ – Matt. 12:30
There is no security of anyone’s redemption until he/she is planted in the house of the Lord – Ps. 92:12
Harvest from the farm is only secure in the storehouse, not on the field, because any harvest left on the field stands the risk of being eaten up by the birds of the air, that is, demon spirits – Lk. 8:5
Most of the time, we keep having to go back to ‘re-harvest’ the same souls over and again because the harvest was left on the field uncared for.
This is why we must commit ourselves to ensuring that the harvest is brought into the ‘spiritual’ storehouse, that is, the church – Mal. 3:10
Jesus saw the task of ingathering as a must, saying, “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I MUST bring” – Jn. 10:16
In addition, Jesus commanded us in the parable of the great feast, “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled”                        – Lk. 14:23
This is why the ingathering of harvested souls from the field is a ‘MUST-BE-DONE’ task.
According to scriptures, we are only empowered to live a triumphant life, flourish like a palm tree, grow up like the cedar in Lebanon, bring forth fruit in old age, as we remain planted in the house of God – Ps. 92:12-15

Why must we bring Harvested Souls into Church?
1. For their Preservation
ü “But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, ... and the house of Jacob shall posses their possessions” – Obad. 1:17
2.   For their access to the blessings of redemption
ü “For the Lord hath chosen Zion; .... I will abundantly bless her provision, ...” – Ps. 132:13-15
3. For their Spiritual Growth and Development
ü “They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.” – Ps. 84:7
4. For Diverse Encounters with the Life-transforming Word of God
ü “Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.” – Ps.  73:17
ü “...for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” – Isa. 2:1-3
5. For their Sanctification
ü “But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; ...” – Obad. 1:17
ü They are required to be in church often lest they be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin – Heb. 3:13
ü Sanctification is a must to get men fit for heaven, which is the ultimate of our redemption – 1Cor. 6:9-11
6.   To avoid wasted labour on our part
ü “The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.” – Eccl. 10:15
ü It takes the wisdom of ingathering to take over a city for Christ – Eccl. 9:14-18
7. To Secure our own Rewards
ü He that reaps, receives wages as he gathers souls into church, where they are secured unto eternal life – Jn. 4:36
ü In addition, soul-establishment prayers entitles us to open rewards – Col. 4:12/ Matt. 6:6
All of the above is why we must go all out this week, securing the souls of men and women across our harvest field by harvesting them into the kingdom and bringing them into church this coming Sunday.
Each one’s labour within these few days remaining shall be supernaturally rewarded.

Remain ever blessed!

Jesus is Lord!

David O. Oyedepo