Oct 27, 2013 – Bishop David Oyedepo’s Teaching: Covenant Gateways To Supernatural Restoration!
Every lover of God is a candidate for His restoration agenda. His lovers are His priorities in executing His restoration agenda. So, anything that belongs to you cannot be successfully held down by any man. The release is mandatory and it is dangerous for anyone to hold back what belongs to you.
God’s lovers will not just get back what they have lost; they will also get them back with supernatural extras. For instance, when Abimelech returned Sarah, he returned her with extra treasures, men servants, maid servants, a thousand talents of silver, and any land of Abraham’s choice (Genesis 20:14-18).
Some outstanding Biblical testimonies of restoration:
•Abraham: Abraham was in love with God, so, he was called God’s friend (James 2:23; Isaiah 41:8). When Abimelech took his wife, God said to Abimelech, ‘You are a dead man, restore the man his wife.’ The enemies are not permitted to hold back anything that belongs to His lovers. Every seed of Abraham, who operates in the love of God as a lifestyle, is entitled to supernatural restoration. If you are Abraham’s seed, you will do the works of Abraham. Abraham was the friend of God, are you a friend of God?
•Job: He had a heart for God. When he was challenged, his wife told him to curse God and die, but he refused (Job 2:9). The more difficult things were for Job, the hotter his love for God. That’s all you need to flow in this great wave of restoration season that we are in. In Job 42:10-14, God visited Job with a strong wave of supernatural restoration. As long as nothing shakes your relationship with God, your restoration is sure.
•David: He was a man after God’s own heart. In 1 Samuel 13:14, the Amalekites came and invaded the city and took away all their wives, children, and belongings. And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? Shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all (1 Samuel 30:8). Every addicted lover of Christ cannot be robbed; whatever is taken from them must be returned.
Gateways to Supernatural Restoration:
•New Birth (Romans 6:23): New birth is a fundamental requirement for every candidate of restoration. So, until you are saved, you are not a candidate for restoration.
•You must be baptized in the Holy Ghost (Isaiah 61:1-3): It is not enough to be saved, you must be empowered to qualify for restoration. You need baptism in the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in new tongues, to qualify for full-scale restoration.
•The Blood of Jesus (Zechariah 9:11-12): You can engage the Blood of Jesus in warfare, against the forces holding back what belongs to you (Revelation 12:11). The blood is God’s last card in the battles of life. So, you can engage the Blood of Jesus in warfare against the strong man sitting on your belongings.
•Kingdom stewardship (Job 22:21-25): Every true steward is God’s candidate for restoration. Kingdom stewardship is one of the gateways to supernatural restoration (1 Corinthians 2:9). God is not looking for whom to use; He is looking for whom to bless (Psalm 65:4).
•Prophets: They are agents of restoration any day, anytime and anywhere (Isaiah 42:22). So, God has positioned men to command restoration. They are called prophets, as proven all through scriptures. Elijah visited the house of the widow of Zarephath and restored her dignity in the time of famine (1 Kings 17:8-15). Her son died and by the ministry of the prophet, life came back to him (1 Kings 17:17-24). When you open your heart to the ministry of a prophet, you have opened the door of your life to a life of restoration (2 Chronicles 20:20).
Friend, the power to benefit from the above gateways, is the preserve of those who are saved. You get saved by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Saviour and Lord. If you are set for it, please say this prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Wash me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You, Jesus. Now, I know I am born again!
Friend, come for a life-changing encounter at Faith Tabernacle in Canaan Land, Ota, from December 10-14, at Shiloh 2013, an annual prophetic gathering of the Winners’ family worldwide. At this event, God will surely visit you and deliver you from stagnation, frustrations, failure and destitution. Be there!
I know this teaching has blessed you. Write and share your testimony with me through: Faith Tabernacle, Canaan Land, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria; or call 7747546-8; or E-mail: [email protected]