THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE NOT HIDDEN FROM US, BUT HIDDEN FOR US. GOD DIDN’T HIDE IT FROM YOU, HE ONLY HID IT FOR YOU. SO THAT AT THE RIGHT TIME, YOU CAN ACCESS IT AND YOU ACCESS IT AT THE PLACE OF PRAYER.
PRAYER IS GOING BEYOND THE NATURAL REALMS TO MEET LIFE’S NEEDS.
5). Prayer is about accessing supplies beyond the scope of the earth. It is going beyond the natural realm to meet life’s needs. There are many things that we need that the earth cannot make available. There are things of our lives that it takes only Heaven to make available (Matthew 6:12).
You know, this place that we are here, I said many times that it was revealed in the vision of the night, the location where the Church will be. Already we had gotten big lands at other axis like the Nasarawa Area; we have gotten properties big, plenty lands there and then, God said to me, I should remember what He showed me in the night, the revelation about this site on the Airport Road. Church Gist. So, I called one of our property agents, laid hands on him and I said to him, on your way to the Airport Road, look right around so and so place. The property that belongs to this church is located there. It is your job to find it. Take oil and go and bring the land.”
I anointed him with oil and within seven days, he returned and he said, I have found the land. I said, can we go now? Let’s go and we came here straight. They showed us several areas here and they said, they had hundreds, the same group of people that owned the place, they said they had hundreds of land and hectares and they can sell as much as we are ready to buy. When we came to this place, I told them and said, “Here is it.” They named the price, which is not cheap at all and God was equal to the task.
Let me tell you why I am telling you the story; when we came in here before the construction started with people like God’s servant, Baba G.O, Papa Oyedepo and many of them, they passed through here, even Uncle Gbile Akanni passed through here, so we brought a lot of people and the unanimous thing that everybody was saying is, even if you have the money, how do you get the land at this kind of place to buy?” That is, you have all the money, how did you locate the land?
It is supply beyond the scope of the earth, where God gave it, He kept it for you and then at the right time, removed the veil from it and gave it to you. There are things that are not hidden from us, but hidden for us. God didn’t hide it from you, He only hid it for you. So that at the right time, you can access it and you access it at the place of prayer. Church Gist. That is why I told you all the long story, if you got the money, how did you get the land? Because you can have some money but you can’t get some things. You can have some connections, but you can’t get some things. You can know some people, but that knowledge is useless; it didn’t produce nothing.
So, God leads you and connects you with supply that is beyond the scope of the earth. It was not the earth that made it possible, it was God that made it possible.
– I speak to someone here today, I prophesy to you, a new season is upon you!
The same thing happened to us at the Area One church, the first place this church met was at the Arts and Culture, Option Two Restaurant there, the next place was the Abuja Sheraton Hotel and then after we have done about five months plus at Abuja Sheraton Hotel, it was raining season and three churches were meeting at the boardroom there at the same time and then a point came, they told us and said, it was raining seaon and the footwear was going to destroy their rugs and so on. All of a sudden, we have to begin to look, one Sunday, we worshipped in three places, that is, we left Sheraton Hotel because Sheraton will not have us use the place that Sunday morning, we went to Women Development Center, where they said that the President at that time was going to have a meeting on Tuesday and because of that meeting on Tuesday, the Church cannot hold on Sunday. They have to do a security sweep ahead of that meeting. So, we couldn’t meet at the Sheraton, we couldn’t meet at the Women Development Center.
The same Sunday morning, we looked for another venue, we went to Rockview Hotel and they have never used the place for church before then, I don’t know if they are using the place for church after then. The said they will give it to us only for that Sunday. So, we kept some people at the Sheraton Hotel, kept some people at the Women Development Center to direct people to the place on Sunday morning. So, people were looking for church on Sunday morning and then, they arrived at that place and I stood on the altar and I told them, the wandering and the wondering that is happening is over. That was the message topic that Sunday morning.
That same Sunday in the evening, I saw one who came around, he said to me, where is the church location? I said, “we are looking for church location.” He said, “I have a property where they call Church Village. Can you take a look at it, in case you like it?” So, we drove there and it was the first one. By the time we entered the place called the Church Village, it was property number one. All the other churches were right inside by the right.
What do you want to do?
He said, well, you can start worshipping on it first and later on, they named the price. The first half of it that we bought, we paid for it cash out of reserve of a young church and within seven weeks, the roof of the church was in place from foundation. That was the kind of speed that this church started with. By one year anniversary, we had canopies outside.
I think it is important for you to be abreast with this history and most of the Churches there were on temporary site, so when demolition came and they were demolishing people and moving people away, people were wondering why we couldn’t be moved because this was property that was bought. Before you could say praise the Lord, we did certification. So, they came and looked at us and they were wondering, what can we do against these people?
– I prophesy to you today, what has been kept for you from the foundation of the world, no devil shall touch it!
During that demolition exercise, they were demolishing churches, somebody ran to me and said, “Excuse me Sir, there is news, (even the newspaper had already carried it that our church was included), they said they are coming.” I said, calm down. I said, no devil, multiply them a thousand times; no devil can bring down this structure here: they haven’t born that devil. Church Gist. Go to sleep! If the structure needs to come down, we will bring it down ourselves. Jesus said, nobody taketh my life from me, I have the power to lay it down and to take it up. Nobody built it for us, nobody can bring it down for us.
At that time, the person incharge of the ministry at that time was very aggressive against churches, but not that one. You know no matter how drowsy the dog is, drowsiness cannot worry it near the bed of a lion. We didn’t know that there was anything called Church Village, but somebody is seeing us and saying, where they call Church Village, I have a property, only for the property to become the number you meet before you enter the rest of the place and this one came last.
– Get ready, God is about to surprise you!
– What belongs to you, no devil shall take it from you!
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