Feb 14, 2018 – Bishop David Oyedepo: I Became The Richest Pastor In The World Because I Never Made Money My Focus
Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo, the servant of God in charge of the Living Faith Church Worldwide was listed as the Richest Pastor in the World with net Worth of $150million by Forbes Magazine last month.
Oyedepo topped the list with Oyakhilome, Adeboye and TD Jakes coming behind him.
In one of Living Faith Church services at the Church headquarter in Canaanland Ota, Oyedepo revealed the secret of his wealth.
He said he has never made money his focus and has never for once asked God for money.
His area of specialization is soul winning.
His most loved bible verse Mathew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” has become his guiding principle.
“I have never asked God or prayed for money in my life ever since I got intoxicated with Matthew 6: 33.”
“I don’t owe any government a dime and I don’t owe any government in this country a dime.
The secret of whatever happens to me today is partnering with Jesus in soul-winning.
Every believer is expected to win souls. There was a time I asked Jesus to give me 7,000 souls and I was all out for Jesus. My team and I engaged in evangelism and at the end of the weeks appointed Jesus gave me 11,000 souls.
When I say my team, I mean, my driver, security aides and other men working with me. If he that winneth soul is wise and those that turn many to righteousness are like the stars forever, then, anyone winning souls for God becomes rich.
Last Saturday (February 10, 2017) I was at the Okada park, Motor Park and Markets in Ota, evangelizing for Jesus!
All my converts came to church this morning and I give God the glory.
Want to be rich? Wealthy? Then embrace Matthew 6:33.
It’s having the love of God in your heart and things which others are seeking would come running after you.
I was 19 year old and was posted to a village for internship. Immediately I got there, I started asking if there was a church in the village and they said there was none. I was grieved in my spirit and made up my mind on what to do before my 72-day internship would be over.
I emptied my pocket and spent all I had just to make sure there was a church in the village and by the 40th day of my stay there, a church was erected.
When it was time to leave, the villagers gave me a lantern and told me to take the light of the gospel to other parts of the world.
Friends, I’m not surprised where I am now, I would have been surprised if I wasn’t there; the love of God has eaten me up.”