Day 7 Evening Grand Finale Pastor Poju Oyemade

He started by reading from the book of Job 14:7-9. Describing the picture of restoration that this passage paints, Pastor Poju emphasized the need for the congregation to continuously water the seed of the word that they have heard at WAFBEC. This will ensure that the life that was restored (by the receiving of the word) will be sustained. 

Reading from Ezekiel 37:1-3, Pastor Poju warned the congregation not to delegate their responsibility of prophesying about their situation to God who has given us the power to speak to things. This was exactly what the prophet did in verse 3 of that passage in Ezekiel. In particular, he revealed that everything hears and so, we must speak.

As he went on in his message, Pastor Poju revealed that prophetic utterances are commanding statements with instructions. Not only that, but he also stated that prophetic utterances have to be “distinct”. They have to be detailed. Using Mark 4:38-40, Pastor Poju was able to prove this proposition.

Using Philemon 1:6, he made a distinction between describing who we are to our situations and issuing commands to them. For instance, Jesus did not tell Lazarus that he is the resurrection and the life. Instead, he commanded Lazarus to come forth! Following this, he then talked about the language of faith. Similar to this language is also what he called “our position.” For example, Jesus sleeping, while there was a storm was a position of rest. Unlike his disciples, he wasn’t disturbed. This action is the language of faith. 

Pastor Poju announced that every situation where we experience negativity was an opportunity for us to give the sound of victory. Contrary to this, a lot of Christians usually give up on negative situations rather than exercise their extraordinariness. Also, he stated that the only language that God recognizes in any situation, no matter how bad, was the language of praise. With John 11:41-43, he showed how Jesus himself practiced this on the earth. Also, we see Peter giving thanks to Dorcas in Acts 9:40.

Asking a needful rhetorical question, he asked what the right time was for the Christian to issue a command to the mountain. Matthew 17:20, In answer, revealed that the time to prophetically speak to the mountain is when the individual has gotten a conviction about the manifestation of what he is about to prophesy. He must have rest in his heart over the outcome he’s about to pronounce. This rest cannot be faked. Continuing with this point about “rest”, he used Luke 24:49, he admonished that it was important to tarry in the place of fasting and prayer until that conviction comes. 

In particular, he warned against cultivating bitterness towards others to not suffer a hindrance in our prayer. In Genesis 50:20, we see that God meant for good, that thing that the enemy brings to tempt us to become bitter. In addition to that, he read from 1 Corinthians 2:8.

He defined faith as talking about the victorious end of the situation even from its very gloomy beginning.

In closing, he charged the congregation to go to God in prayer when a terrible situation arises. We should ask God to quicken us and when we receive power, we must proceed to speak our desired outcome to that situation.