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Engaging the power of sanctification for fulfilment of destiny!

Engaging the power of sanctification for fulfilment of destiny!

4 October, 2020

By Dr. David Oyedepo


Welcome to October! I have no doubt that we have been enlightened the more on how to be led by the Spirit of the Lord in the race of life all through the month of September, 2020. My prayer is that you shall not miss your steps all the days of your life, in Jesus name! This month, we shall focus on: Engaging the Power of Sanctification for Fulfilment of Destiny!

From Scriptures, we discovered that every child of God is ordained a mountaintop global citizen. As it is written, Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid (Matthew 5:14; see also Deuteronomy 28:1; Genesis 28:14). However, it is not enough to discover destiny, we must know how to see it fulfilled. Thus, to fulfil that glorious, colourful and enviable destiny, certain things must be in place. Among these things is sanctification —living to please God. Sanctification is a spiritual catalyst for fulfilment of destiny (Proverbs 14:34). That means it takes sanctification to go up and to stay up. Samson went up by sanctification; but he came down by desecration (Judges 13:3-5, 16:1-30). Also, Solomon loved many strange women and he ended up in a shrine (1 Kings 11:1-6).  That establishes the fact that destiny is at risk without sanctification.

Furthermore, sanctification is the will of God. As it is written, For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour (1 Thessalonians 4:3-4). That means there must be a way to live a sanctified life and we must know what to do to possess our vessels in sanctification and honour. Jesus said, Which of you convinceth me of sin? (John 8:46; see also 2 Corinthians 5:21). If Jesus knew no sin, but became sin for us; how then did Jesus have dominion over sin?

First, we must understand that iniquity is a mystery; but godliness is a ‘great mystery’. The Bible says, For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way (2 Thessalonians 2:7; see also 1 Timothy 3:16). So, we have the mystery of iniquity that can only be swallowed up by the great mystery of godliness just like in the case of Aaron’s Rod, swallowing up the rods of the magicians (Exodus 7:10-12). Jesus had the Spirit of Holiness on His life and that was what empowered Him for dominion over sin (Romans 1:4). Jesus, the holy child of God, still needed the Spirit of Holiness to live a sanctified life (Luke 1:30-35). That means every one of us must understand that the Spirit of Holiness is the only way to live a sanctified life (1 Corinthians 6:11).

Why do we need Sanctification?

  • For Answered Prayers: It is important to know that we need sanctification to qualify for answered prayers (Psalm 66:18-20; Isaiah 59:1-2). However, one interesting thing about our God is that, any time we repent of our sins, He forgives us as if we never did it.
  • For Access to Revelation: Revelation is buying into the heart of God on the issues of the hour. Joseph had access to the secrets of God and as a result, he became a ruler in Egypt (Genesis 41:37-40; Psalm 25:14). When you have access to the secrets of God, you are in another class. However, access to revelation requires sanctification; otherwise, we will be limited to information, which anybody can have.
  • For Next-levels of Anointing: Not every anointed man is impactful, it takes fresh oil to command fresh impact (Psalm 92:10; Luke 5:37-38). If you do not change the oil in your car, the engine will soon knock down. Therefore, it is walking in the newness of life that guarantees access to fresh oil (Proverbs 1: 23; Psalm 45:7).
  • For Security of Destiny: Many great destinies in Scriptures crashed for lack of sanctification. Think of Achan, who saw a wedge of gold and coveted it. He took it into his tent, dug the ground and kept it there; that ended his destiny and his entire family (Joshua 7:19-26).
  • To Security Posterity: Our uprightness is the security of our generation (Psalm 112:1-2). Our walk today determines the blessings of our children tomorrow (Proverbs 20:7). So, stop playing games!
  • To Secure Eternity with Christ: Without sanctification, we cannot make heaven (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

In conclusion, destiny is at a risk without sanctification. Solomon lost it all and Samson became a toy in the hands of his enemies; his eyes were plucked out and he asked to dance for them. Judas, an apostle, lost it; Achan lost his entire lineage and Gehazi became leprous. In weakness, they all crashed; but we shall not crash!  However, you must be born again. If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so. Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now, I know I am born again! For further reading, get my books: Walking In The Newness Of Life, Conquering Controlling Powers and The Blood Triumph. I invite you to fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have three services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. respectively. Also, you can join our live services via Facebook: David Oyedepo Ministries International, Twitter: @Davidoyedepomin, Instagram: davidoyedepomin, YouTube: Domi Stream, Hebron 95.9 FM, Winners World App, Impact Africa TV (on Startimes and NigComSat), Domi Radio and via the Church Satellite. I know this teaching has blessed you. Write and share your testimony with me through: Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, call 01-4548070, 01-4548280, or E-mail: dphprints@gmail.com.


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