Emergence Of The Glorious Church

by David O. Oyedepo

Introduction

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

Isaiah 2:2

The scripture above is announcing the definite emergence of the exalted Church, enthroned with authority, by the ways of God.

Heaven is out to release the Church into the fullness of her redemptive colour! God will raise men and women of supernatural authority in the Church, who will command the attention of nations.

The Church will become so exalted through such marvellous insights into the Word of God. A Church robed in power, manifesting the many’sided wisdom of God!

I’m here to herald the coming glory of that Church (the coming presence of God ? the mighty visitation of God, coming upon the Church of Jesus Christ on earth) and to introduce to you the essential force behind its accomplishment.

Friends, we’re on the verge of a major event in the body of Christ! God is coming down in the midst of His people the way He has never done before! There’s a divine programme on! We're moving into the realms of an awakening the world has never seen before!

The Church of Jesus Christ is coming on a power frequency, into realms of beauty, glory, honour, and distinction that will herald His return! We’re living in the days of the dominion of the saints of God, endowed with the supernatural ability to confront oppositions with confidence.

Revelation 5:10 tells us:

And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

So whether as a priest in the temple, or a king in the palace, in ministry, in business, etc, the ultimate of redemption is to make you reign on the earth. Until you begin to reign in the area where God has placed you, you are not fulfilling your calling.

The world should be looking at us to learn how to live! Oh yes! They should be asking us "Which way?"

Jesus said you are a city set on a hill (Matthew 5:14), the world should be looking up to see you. You should command attention. You are born to be an attraction. It is very clear in Deuteronomy 28:1:

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth.

God has destined us to be above only, because we are the righteous seed of the Righteous God. The world should be reading our biographies to locate how to run their system. We are in a time you should be causing undeniable waves where you are! Commanding the attention of kings and thrones!

It’s a time when the Church will take the stage. So we’re in the Church age now!

Now look at this:

A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

Joel 2:2

This is talking about the emergence of an army of God - from right in the midst of gloominess and darkness! An army enjoying some strange affluence, inexplicable abundance, commanding strange wealth! The garden of Eden will be recreated for them. But outside their camp will be great sufferings and afflictions.

They will be men and women of unquestionable dominion. An army to be envied! Not just by people, but by nations. Nations will identify and respect them (Isaiah 62:2-4). They shall be Elijahs - deciding the destinies of nations! (1 Kings 18:1).

It is the blackness around that will make their distinction remarkable. Oh, its amazing!

Jesus said:

Ye are the light of the world.

Matthew 5:14

That makes you a pacesetter, Sir! People will be tracing your steps to know how to be great. He also said:

Ye are the salt of the earth...

Matthew 5:13

That means you are created to matter in your generation. Salt is to give taste and preserve from decadence. That means this generation needs you to sweeten the people's lives, to preserve them from decadence.

All these are pointers to the fact that you are no more an ordinary creature when you become born again.

In John 14:12, Jesus makes us understand that we shall do greater works than He ever did:

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

You are not born to live the ordinary life. You are created to live a life of marvels. Everybody should be spying on you. You are born for dignity! You are born for prominence! You are born for exploits!

Jesus said you can do greater than He did. So you belong to a higher place than where you are now. You must not disappoint creation! You must not disappoint redemption! Friends, we have to be awake on the inside, in order to matter on the outside.

We are in the days of the fullness of the inheritance of the saints. It's time to catch what it takes to be in this great move we are in. It's time to understand and embrace the forces that make for your distinction on the earth.

This is what this book is all about. I want to introduce you to some dimensions of the ministry of the Holy Spirit, as it pertains to bringing the saints to the fulfilment of God's prophecies concerning the end-time Church. We are undertaking our final strike against the forces of mediocrity in the Church.

You are a city set upon a hill, and you cannot be hidden. You are the light of the world, you cannot afford to die in obscurity! You are the salt of the earth, people should jump for joy at your appearance, because of your impact. You should not pass anywhere unnoticed. No!

Friends, you need the Holy Ghost, to make the difference in your world!

I want you to see what this generation of Christians are expected to represent.

The devil is going to suffer! We are going to calculate sickness out of our lives. We will calculate failure out of our ways. We will be shining on all fronts, inspite of the devil!

Please understand this: the former rain is nothing to be compared with the latter rain. No matter what you saw in the Acts of the apostles, you haven't seen anything yet! Those were mere forerunners!

We are now in the actual generation that the world is waiting for. You have not seen anything at all! So get ready! Know what you need and go after it!

We're in the royal age of the Church, we must stop playing slavery.