IN THE DAYS OF MICHAEL FARADAY WHENEVER HE WENT TO ANY CITY, HE WOULD ASK WHERE THE CHURCH WAS. HE WAS A GREAT RESEARCHER, I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE.
SINCE I GAVE MY LIFE TO JESUS BY GRACE, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A CHURCH ADDICT.
NATURE ABHORS A VACUUM, YOU ARE EITHER IN CHURCH OR A SHRINE.
GOING TO CHURCH IS TO REDEEM YOU FROM GOING SPIRITUALLY FLAT AND DOING FUNNY THINGS
4. When going to Church becomes a way of life for you, then you are in a revival.
“I am busy, I do a lot of travelling these days because of my new position”. You are not in a revival. In the days of Michael Faraday whenever he went to any city, he would ask where the church was. He was a great researcher, I don’t know what you are. Since I gave my life to Jesus by grace, I have always been a Church addict. One time, our plane had some challenges somewhere and we just left and went to Church. We were trying to meet up with Church service here since we won’t get here on time, we had to service ourselves. So that your life will not smoke. If you don’t service your car, it will start smoking. They said newcomers should stand up, I stood up because I am a newcomer and filled out the documents. The Pastor preached so powerfully, I came to fellowship with the Father, Son, Holy Spirit and the brethren. So all this “I am so busy, I can’t come to Church”. Church Gist. Before you go to the shrine, you better wake up. You are either in Church or in a shrine, nature abhors a vacuum. You might end up in a cult where you walk naked in the night, with ordinary pants and carry a calabash on your head. When going to Church becomes a lifestyle then you are in a revival. Let’s go to Church, “I am not going today. I went last week, I went the week before. I can’t be going more than twice in a month” and then on Sunday, he is shouting all around “who took my Bible”. If you are feeding on it every day, you won’t be looking for it. I have never seen where a thief went to steal a Bible.
May going to Church from today become your new lifestyle. That’s where we go from strength to strength, that’s where we receive sanctification. John 15:3, Ephesians 5:26, John 17:17. Let me tell you this and you will like it. If you stop coming to Church for three months, it will impact your language. The things you have stopped saying all your life, you will start saying. The life in you has been squeezed out. When you squeeze the life out of clay it becomes dust. He looks at his wife and says I am not marrying you again, I dreamt you are a witch. Church Gist. After four children? Life has been squeezed out because life is not serviced. No battery lives forever. You recharge it or it goes flat. So going to church is to redeem you from going spiritually flat and doing funny things. Somebody’s story has just changed. Psalm 84:6-7, 132:12. It is very far, I think India is closer than Canaanland. Come for treatment, you say it is far okay, stay with your disease. No one here will miss his portion. God has come down to change your story. May you receive grace to work with HIM.
– Bishop David Oyedepo at Breaking Invisible Barriers Service || Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland || First Sunday Service.