Experiencing noiseless breakthroughs via soul winning! – Bishop David Oyedepo
Topic: Experiencing noiseless breakthroughs via soul winning!
Welcome to this great month of March where you are set to experience noiseless breakthroughs in all facets of your life! Today, we shall focus on Experiencing Noiseless Breakthroughs via Soul Winning!
From scriptures, we discover that soul winning engagement is a commandment. For it is written: And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (Mark 16: 15-16; see also John 15:1-2; Luke 14:23). In other words, every commandment of scriptures is to be obeyed and it is for our profiting. Thus, it is important to understand that passing the test of obedience is what qualifies every believer for change of levels in the Kingdom.
Concerning Abraham, the Bible records that God commanded him to circumcise all the males in his household. As it is written: This [is] my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised (Genesis 17:10).What was Abraham’s response? And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him (Genesis 17:23).The Bible records that he circumcised everyone including himself at age 90. This implies that, every commandment we ignore is a test and consequently a breakthrough that we ignored and that keeps us in the same class. This is because obedience is the only way to prove the validity of any biblical truth (Deuteronomy 28:1; Malachi 3:10-11). What then is noiseless breakthrough? Noiseless breakthroughs are the acts of God in our lives that are inexplicable but undeniable. They are supernatural breakthroughs without noise. However, obedience to the soul winning commandment is a sure way to getting there (Isaiah 42:7-9; John 3:8; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10).
Also, we discover that soul winning is a master key as it covers whatever anybody’s needs maybe. That is why, without any doubt, it is the most profitable of all Kingdom stewardship endeavours because it covers all things we will ever need. Why is that so? The value of a soul to Jesus is worth more than all the wealth of the world put together. For it is written: For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul (Matthew 16:26). This means, the whole world does not compare in value to a soul in the sight of God. So, when we get involved in what is most valuable to God, we become most valuable on the earth to Him. Furthermore, God has chosen us to bring forth fruits. It is written: Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you (John 15:16). But, it is interesting to note that soul winning is every believer’s ministry. The Bible says: I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit (John 15:1-2). So, every branch has a fruit bearing ministry and every believer is a branch of Jesus, the Vine.
Likewise, every child of God has a ministry of reconciling the world back to God. The Bible says: To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:19-20). Hence, when we keep the commandment of soul winning, all things will continue to work together for our good. As it is written: For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous (1 John 5:3). So, every commandment we keep is a demonstration of our love for God and we know that…all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). Now, one cannot love God and not talk about Him to others. For it is written: I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed (Psalm 119:46).
We must understand that, every soul winner is a fisher of men and there is always a coin or a blessing in the mouth of every fish caught. It is written: And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men (Matthew 4:19). Furthermore, every soul winner is on God’s payroll and any other thing we receive is a stipend. Our real wages are in our enlistment as soul winners. The Bible records: And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together (John 4:36).
In conclusion, soul winning is not a gift neither is it a calling; it is a choice. Noiseless breakthroughs come in response to our obedience to this commandment of soul winning. But, you must be born again in order to reconcile the world to God; because what you don’t have you cannot give. Are you 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 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, please get my books: The Force Of Freedom, The Turnaround Power Of The Word, Following The Path Of The Eagle, Born To Win, All You Need To Have All Your Needs Met and Fulfilling Your Days.
I invite you to come and fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have five services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. respectively. 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; or call 01-4548070, 01-4548280; or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/davidoyedepoministries/; Twitter: @DavidOyedepoMin