PRESIDENT, Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo on Wednesday urged Christians to invest more in the word of God, the unequalled guarantee for the security of the saints, to enable them overcome the evil ones.
Speaking at the opening service of the church’s annual Shiloh convention tagged: “New Dawn,” at the church’s international headquarters, Faith Tabernacle Canaan Land, Ota in Ogun State, Oyedepo argued that ignorance is part of the reasons many Christians are oppressed, adding that salvation is a guarantee to a life that is free from all oppressions.
He said: “Many have seen the good hand of God at some time but they are no more seeing it, the reason is because they have disconnected. When you settle with God, He will settle your issues. It is time to settle with God, no more hit and run Christianity.
“It is not the hearing of the Word of God that gives light, it is the entrance, when you are illuminated by the word of God, you dominate your circumstances without stress,” he maintained.
The cleric who posited that hearing the Word of God is not enough, stated that the Word has to be received and believed, before it can deliver in the lives of the hearers.
Quoting John 1:5, Oyedepo stated that the moment light of the Word comes in, darkness would disappear, charging Christians to engage in violent declaration for the delivery of their redemptive blessings.
“The dominion of light over darkness is instant and unquestionable. The enemy has no power, he is just a trickster. Deliver yourself by engaging in the Word of God,” he advised.
Speaking on the theme of the convention, the cleric said that it was a celebration of a new dawn for participants, noting that by new birth, every believer is engrafted into the household of God and seated far above the wickedness of the enemy.
“God has new things agenda all the time and we are entitled to new things every day, month and year. It is a family where we continue to experience the strange works of God”.
The bishop further expressed optimism that there are new agenda in the plans of God for Christians, noting that it is a new season where strange works and acts would not cease among believers.
According to him, the theme of the convention was an inspiration from God and therefore it would deliver in the lives of all participants.
Continuing, he said: “This is a celebration of our New Dawn in Christ.
By redemption, we are members of the household of God and that has made us to be far above all the works of the enemies,” emphasizing the need for Christians to invest quality time in the word of God to enable them overcome the evil ones.
He stated that having an encounter with the word of God is a guarantee for the security of saints, noting that “the enemy has no power, he is just a trickster. Deliver yourself by engaging in the Word of God”.