We share below an article by Dr Tayo Babalobi as posted to the Watchmen group at LampstandLetters on 13th December, 2014
I am not a member of the Living Faith Church nor am I a fan of Bishop Oyedepo who I revere and who I was taken to for prayers when I was virtually losing my left eyesight due to post surgery chemotherapy/physiotherapy/radiotherapy treatment for a brain cancer affliction between 2004 and 2006. But if you want to be illuminated about what the Church and its leadership in Nigeria should be focused on now for the future, get a copy of Bishop Oyedepo Shiloh 2014 message on Prayer delivered mid-morning yesterday.
Yesterday, I was opportune to be a partaker online, Bishop Oyedepo's pre-noon message on prayers during the ongoing Shiloh 2014. Bishop Oyedepo began by asking for the experience of the congregation during the compulsory one hour prayer the previous day which featured for the first time at the annual Shiloh meeting. He confessed that Living Faith started on a foundation of prayers which no longer featured. He testified of how he boldly physically carried out physical prayer walk through the former forest that is now Living Faith Tabernacle before delivering spirit-filled powerful expositions on
i. The coming Global prayer revival
ii. The place of prayers in the divine end-time agenda Zechariah 8:20-22
iii. A mighty prayer movement from Shiloh 2014
iv. Need for a prayer full life
v. Fresh endeavors seeking for the spirit of grace and supplications Zechariah 12:10/ John 6:63
vi. Spirit of obedience to calls for prayer Mathew 6:5,16, 17; Ezekiel 36:27
vii. Self-discipline in mandatory prayer and fasting 1 Corinthians 9:27 and 6:12
viii. Prayer and fasting as a ministry call and ordainment for empowerment Isaiah 58:6 and Psalm 63:1-6
ix. Hindrances to prayers/prayer infirmities. Romans 8:26.
x. Call on listeners worldwide to move from prayer distress into reality of groaning in prayers to be enlisted in the end-time armies of emerging giants in prayers and warfare.
xi. Need for repentance and seeking forgiveness.
xii. Awesome exposition on 1 John 1:8-10, calling for Christians to move from the state of revelation to the lifestyle of illumination
Bishop Oyedepo as a chosen and called Man of God then declared and decreed judgment on Boko Haram, their sponsors and supporters to bring the activities to an end
He declared that (the praying) church will be dreaded all over the world as we enter to the days of a prayer movement the world has never experienced that will take over kingdoms for God and emergence of Army of saviors Joel 3:1,18; Obadiah 1:17-21 and rounded up that Psalm 87:5(-6) will be the testimony of the end-time Church.
If Church/Ministry Founders, General Overseers, Prayer Ministry Leaders, Set Men, Apostles, Archbishops, Bishops, Prophets and other Church Leaders in Nigeria imbibe and promote the prayer (and discipleship) revival spirit espoused by the revered Bishop Oyedepo above, Nigeria will fulfill her divine agenda; despite, in spite and instead of the Boko Harams and Islamic agenda. Amen
Jeremiah 1:12: Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
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