By Bishop David Oyedepo
God is not a joker! God is not a magician! He says what He means, and He means what He says! The Bible is not a religious book; it is the Creatorâ€™s manual for living. God is the sole Creator of all men and women.
Nothing guarantees enduring success like the working knowledge of Godâ€™s Word. Right from the time you were born into this world, God has destined you to be at the top. The Bible is the Creatorâ€™s manual for you to live a meaningful life. It carries living instructions. (Deuteronomy 28:1-13). When you obey what God says in His Word, your stardom is inevitable!
You are not an ordinary person, if you are a child of God (I Peter 2:9). Towards the end of this teaching, I will show you how you can become a child of God. You are to be Godâ€™s child to be marveled at. Your star is just about to rise! Until there is a change within you, there can be no change around you. What the Word of God does is to renew your mind, before it can transform your life. Being at the top is not automatic; itâ€™s a choice you make if you are interested.
Who is a star? A star is one at the top. He is a king in his field. He is one that commands unusual accomplishment. He is a pacesetter and a trail-blazer. He is one that rules the world in his field, and a legend. Let me show you the three unshakable platforms that make you a star:
By redemption: You are a born star by redemption. When you are redeemed, you are a star. Every child of God is born a star! How? You may ask. The Bible says: “We have been redeemed unto our God as kings and princes, and we shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:10). Also, Godâ€™s Word says: “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on hill cannot be hid.” (Matthew 5:14). That simply connotes that you will show the world the way forward. You will set the pace for the world to follow; you will blaze the trail. There is something in you that guarantees your becoming a star. But there is always a price to pay to attain stardomâ€”redemption.
By the Abrahamic covenant: The Word says in Genesis 17:5-6: “Nations and kings shall come out of the loins of Abraham.” So, every child of God is a seed of Abraham (Galatians 3:29). The Word says: “…In the seed of Abraham shall all the families of the earth be blessed (Genesis 22:18).
Abrahamâ€™s seed will be blazing the trail globally. Abrahamâ€™s seeds are global citizens. So, you are a citizen of global reckoning. These truths will help you to appropriate and apply yourself to the things you will be reading in this series. The top is where you belong. You need to be very conscious of this fact, and know what it takes to get there. Donâ€™t forget that as a child of God, you are positioned as a king, in the covenant! There is nothing short of this truth!
By the prophetic: You are a star in the prophetic order of the end-time (Zechariah 8:20-24). In the prophetic order of the end-time, the authority of the earth will be resident in the Church. Also, authorities in various fields will be found in the Church. By Church in this context, I mean people, not the building! Because you belong to the end-time army of Godâ€™s people, this is your hour and grand opportunity for a rising.
The prophecy by God is to position you effectively in the covenant, to provoke your potentials, to train you for the giant in you to emerge, and to change your consciousness so you can provoke the greatness in you.
Thereâ€™s something inside you! Now you can say with confidence that you belong to the top because you belong to Christ. That guarantees your status as a star! So, in the prophetic, you are a trail-blazer. That makes your case to be settled!
Friend, the power to appropriate these platforms for stardom is available, if you are born again. You become born again by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. You can be born again right now, if you have not been, as you say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins. Deliver me from sin. Today, Lord Jesus, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now, I know I am born again!”
Bro. Lekan Ashafa, testified that after reading my message in the Sunday Vanguard in March 2009, titled, Re-positioning yourself for manifestations, he was blessed. He said in one of the articles, I wrote on the relevance of prayer if one must manifest in every area of life. He confessed that these articles he read changed his prayer life. According to him, â€œThings began to happen to me at supernatural frequency!â€ He also said since that month till date, he buys Sunday Vanguard, because of these articles. If you do what he did, you will have your own testimony!
I will continue this teaching next week. May God bless you!
Our ministry is getting set for SHILOH 2009, which will hold at Faith Tabernacle Canaan Land, Idiroko Road, Ota, from December 8-12. SHILOH is an annual convocation of the winnersâ€™ family worldwide. The event entitled, Hour of restoration, shall be a time of strange visitations for you! Donâ€™t miss it for anything!
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I know this teaching has blessed you. Write and share your testimony with me through:
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