the message below are excerpts from today’s covenant hour of prayer as preached by Bishop David Oyedepo
Our victory and triumph begins with ours choice. No one can liv a sanctified life without first making a choice to do so. Deuteronomy 30:15. A sanctified life is not possible without the Holyspirit, Zechariah 4:6. Yes we have made the choice, but without the ministry of the Holyspirit we would be trying in vain. If we try to lead a sanctified by the flesh, we will continue to be frustrated.
Malachi 3:1-3, Proverbs 17:3 the heat of the Holyghost at work in us is what determines whether we are silver or gold. 1 John 3:3. Our choice is powered by the Holyghost so that our inner man will be control of the outer man.
- The Holyspirit is a yoke destroyer- There is that virtue in the oil that we can engage to be able to lead a sanctified life, 1Corinthians 6:11, Isaiah 10:27. The same way our physical lives and body are attacked by the devil so is our spiritual lives. Hence, we must engage the ministry of the Holyghost in the anointing oil; If it is your tongue that is challenged, anoint it and decree by the of the Holyghost that every spirit of lying is dislodged in the name of Jesus.
- The Spirit of the Lord destroys captivities- Luke 4:18 when we engage the ministry of the Holyghost He breaks off every bondage our spiritual lives might have been under.
- We must also abstain from all appearances of evil, Acts 20:32
Your inheritance in the year 2016 has its foundation in your sanctification and consecration. If your inheritance is important to you, then your choice of sanctification- violent choice of sanctification is necessary. Ephesians 5:18, Nature abhors vacuum, if you are not filled with the Holyghost you will be filled with the evil ghost. The year 2016 is our year of rewards for kingdom stewardship and if we do not serve Him acceptably then our labour might as well be in vain. It is therefore wisdom to choose to live a sanctified life engaging the ministry of the Holyspirit.