-Bishop David Oyedepo at CHoP

* “Let's see who will go there?” Covenant University grew as an award-winning university from the onset.
* Life is an adventure in challenges. 
* Many look like they don't have challenges because they are smarter by their understanding of God than their challenges.
* Chocolate Christianity has no future.
*  Staying in Church won't change anybody's story but being dedicated to Christ and to the interest of His Kingdom will do.
* The month of September will be a month with a difference in your life.

Bless the name of the Lord for another brand-new month, with brand-new packages for all of us, for every one of us. Thank God for His goodness again and His mercies over your life and your family, over the works of your hands all through the month of August. Now we have entered the month of September by His grace and He will remember you.
-He will remember you.
-He will confirm His Word in your life.

Give Him thanks ahead one more time. Give Him thanks. I thank You Lord Jesus for taking me through the month of August, thank You for bringing me to the Month of September where you will remember me. You will remember me again and You will do good unto me one more time.
Thank Him for answered prayers, for those amazing testimonies of God's faithfulness in the lives of His people. Celebrate and magnify Him, there is no one like Jesus. Thank You Lord. In Jesus precious name we have prayed.

Lord Jesus, thank You again. Take all the praise. Speak to us this morning, open up this month with Your Word to each every one's of us. In Jesus precious name.

One more time, Happy New Month to everyone.
-You have started with Praise, you will experience His hand.
-You have begun the month with Praise, you will never know a setback.
-He raises them that praise Him, it is your Month of Rising.
-He changes the level of them that praise Him, it shall be your Month of Change of Level.
In the name of Jesus Christ.

This first testimony from one Taiwo Awe this morning is very instructive.
"If you stay in this Church for 3 months and follow every Word from the altar, you will experience a dramatic Turnaround on our lives."
And you follow: he is not sitting down for 3 months. You follow.
Embarrassing cough of 30 years, low sperm count: I gave my life to Jesus and we went into what we met being said and God changed our story.

Not you sit down and follow.
John 2:5
Whatever He tells you to do, do it: 
Don't quote it. 
Don't just write it.
Don't preach it.
Do it.
What we know will never change us, it is what we do with what we know that does. 
Matthew 7:24-27

It is about doing it, it is not just knowing it.
It is not hearing it. 
It is not quoting it. 
Dedication to the Lord in season and out of season. When things are working and when they appear as not working, He is always at work behind the scene.
The example of Joseph is very illustrative here. In spite of the downward trend of his experience, he still held tight to God.
"How can I do this wicked thing and sin against God" - Genesis 39:9
He is my God, I am challenged but I have nowhere else going. I am already buried, they have celebrated my burial service at home. Yes cast out. I can't even go back. If they see me, they will kill me again. 
They may say, "the ghost of Joseph is here."
I am here in your hand. He fled and fled into further trouble. He fled to please God and as it were, he found himself in the prison but the Lord was with Joseph as a slave because his heart was with God - Genesis 39:3
Got to the Prison, the Lord was with Joseph in the Prison - Genesis 39:21
And finally, after 13 gruesome years, Joseph emerged on the throne of Egypt. 
His 'impossible' dream was fulfilled. All his brethren came, bowing to him. He became the father to Pharaoh in his country of captivity. Dedication gave him his place in destiny. 
Stop trading with God: If you do this, I will do this. If you don't do this, I won’t do anything. 
He doesn't need you and me for anything. We need Him for everything.
"If you bless me, I will serve You. If You don't bless me, I won't": go and serve the devil. 
-No one here will withdraw his commitment and dedication to God under any circumstance. 
That is how to come out of your circumstances to emerge on top of your situations.
Joseph came out of all circumstances by His unreserved dedication to God.
What you donor you don't do will never change my position with You Lord.
Don't just know it, say it to Him: What You do or You don't do will never change my stand with You.

Life is an adventure in challenges.  Many look like they don't have challenges because they are smarter by their understanding of God than their challenges. They are just smarter than their challenges. And so they look like men and women of no challenges. They are just smarter than their challenges. So they live like challenge-free people, people that don't have challenges whatsoever.
We were in Yola in 1998 and very strenuous breathing problem. I was nearly gasping and early morning, we must be in the Service. My son, that went with me on that trip, I said, "Go to your room and sleep."
He said: I can't go to my room. I will stay here.
Inside me, I said, "look, I must be in that Service. That is what I came here for. I must be in that Service." About 30 minutes to the time, Heaven came through, (I) came out like a lion, went to that Service. Moved from there to Maiduguri, blasting the head of the devil. In season and out of season.
-Somebody's story is changing.
Chocolate Christianity has no future: Give me, give me. If you don't give me, you won't see me. If you don't give me, you won't see me. I have been coming enough.
Can anybody under heaven ever manage your life better than God?
If you turn your back on your Helper, where is your future?

This is what makes dedication the solution to all human challenges. Dedication to God and to the interest of His Kingdom. It is our solution to all the issues of life.
The fowls of the air in scriptures is a picture of the devil and his demons. But when a seed is sown in the earth, it cannot be eaten up by the fowls of the air. So in our dedication is our protection, our defence, our security, our future. You leave the seed on top of the ground, it is free food for the birds of the air, but when it is sown, it is protected, it is defended, it is secured from the molestation of the birds of the air  - Mark 4:32
That is what dedication is all about. You don't know what torments others because you are lost inside in Him. 
A dead man does not know insults: You are stupid. He won't answer you. You are crazy; He doesn't even know what you are saying. 
When you are dedicated, you don't feel the reproach of men because you are going somewhere. It doesn't touch you, it doesn't torment you, it doesn't tear you apart.
Colossians 3:3
Dedication means 'deadness' to self and 'aliveness' to God. 
Now, see this dead man Habakkuk 3:17-19
🎶I will rejoice and be glad. I lift up my voice to sing praise to the Lord, this is the day He has made🎶 - and they are hearing you in the environment: 
"This man is mad. You know those Winners, they can't think. They stole his car, they burgled his house, he is saying, 'I will rejoice and be glad.' He is mad."
Dedication is gateway to your High Places.
Nothing seems to be working but you are tied to God. Just tie your life to God and showing that you do by continuous lifestyle of Praise.
Romans 4:20 - not complaining, not murmuring, that is dedication.

Malachi 3:14-18
You can't be truly dedicated today without enviable proofs tomorrow that God's hand is upon your life.

Romans 8:35-38
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Paul said. Nay, in all these things, we are more than conquerors - that is dedication.

Psalm 66:8-12
Let them first be proved: know where their heart is before you place them. Let them first be proved and then let them serve - Psalm 66:10
You always must pass a test to change class in school - Psalm 66:11
"Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads": they are talking all kinds of junk about us, "...but thou brought us into a wealthy place" - Psalm 66:12

Give the Lord praise. 
-My God is bringing you finally, finally into your wealthy place. 
-Into the place where you have ALL SUFFICIENCY in ALL things. 

Prayer: Lord, engrace me to stay dedicated to you all the days of my life. Engrace me to stay truly dedicated to you all the days of my life because I know the end thereof is access to my high places, the end thereof is access to my wealthy place. 
Lord, help me to stay dedicated. 
Paul the Apostle stayed dedicated, we saw him in his high places, we saw him in eternity with a crown on his head. 
Lord, help me to stay dedicated. 
Staying in Church won't change anybody's story but being dedicated to Christ and to the interest of His Kingdom will do.

Cry out: Engrace me to stay dedicated to you in season and out of season.

SPEAK TO THE MONTH: It shall be your Month of Unusual Dedication to God. It is already declared your Month of Testimonies.
Fiery trial is what begets Fiery Testimonies. Stay connected, the devil is spying out on your destiny.
-You are coming out of the miry clay.
Just a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, your story will change supernaturally.
"Don't mind them, they are starting University, they think it is Church planting. NONSENSE. let's see who will go there": and they came.
"It can't last": Covenant (University) grew as an award-winning University from the onset.

He brought me out of the miry clay, He set my feet on the Rock to stay. He puts a song in my mouth to sing, now I can shout Hallelujah, Jesus lifted me. Oh glory, hallelujah, Jesus lifted me.
-You are coming out.
-Your business is coming out.
-Your family is coming out.
-You are coming out in your career.
-You will never know a downward trend again.
-I pray that nothing will check you out of your dedication to God and it will be to the end of your life. 
-Your children's children will draw from it. 

The month of September will be a month with a difference in your life. 
Your dedication will find a strong footing, a lasting footing. You will keep rejoicing in the Lord all your days. Give the Lord the biggest clap of praise.


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