DADDY FREEZE… DADDY FREEZE… DADDY FREEZE… HOW MANY TIMES DID I CALL YOU? By Iyke Oriaku

I used to take this man a little serious until I saw his interview with Timaya recently…

He told Timaya that God gave him the mandate to bring revolution to the church in Nigeria…

That God called him to come and stop people from paying tithe in their churches…

And yet, Timaya told him to leave people alone to be paying their tithe…

Every interlude they had, he was using every means to make Timaya hate all the General Overseers in Nigeria…

Yet, Timaya was telling him to his face that no matter what he tells him, he will never stop paying his tithe, to Winners Chapel that is his church…

Every time he raised that antagonistic voice, Timaya replied him very sternly to stop disturbing him and others who have made up their minds to keep praying tithe…

That no pastor is forcing them and that if they are not seeing anything in it, they would have stopped long ago…

He was bust quoting scripture while Timaya was shutting him down…

Timaya even told him that it is not his business what pastors do with tithe…

That his own duty is to obey the Word of God and whatever the pastors likes let them do with it…

Daddy freeze and his wife began to preach to him to stop paying tithe, that he should instead use the money to be buying things for the less privelleged..

Timaya told the both of them that he too goes to Motherless Babies homes often. Spending hundreds of thousands on them…

Yet, that doesn’t stop him from paying his tithe…

At a point, I began to pity him and his wife because Timaya didn’t take it easy with them any time they tried to insult pastors or talk down on tithing…

Daddy Freeze said he is a man of God…

He went to visit a young man like Timaya that might not have a steady relationship with Christ…

Daddy Freeze celebrated his beautiful house…

Daddy Freeze congratulated him for his achievements in the music industry in Nigeria…

Daddy Freeze asked him about his next plans…

But the man of God, Daddy Freeze never asked Timaya to repent…

He never asked him where he spend his eternity if he dies now…

He never asked Timaya what will happen to all the awards he has won and he will soon win if he sleeps and not wake up again…

I didn’t hear him ask Timaya what he will tell God he did with his gift if he js using the gift He Gabe yo him to be singing lewd songs and making nude videos…

The only message he preached to Timaya was to stop paying tithe…

So, Daddy Freeze will be happy to see people stop paying tithe even if they have to go to hell?…

Can someone tell Daddy Freeze to take it easy?
Can someone help me tell him and those like him who are online everyday insulting men of God that they dont have the love of God inside them?…

They might have all the verses in the scriptures for arguments..

But someone should tell them to go back to God and ask Him for an encounter…

If you have encountered God, when you see a sinner, you will be more concern with where he will spend eternity than what he does with his money…

What kind of revolution did he take to Timayas house that will make him only insult men of God and not to remind that young man that a day is coming when God will demand from us all what we did with our lives? …

98 percent of people joining them to insult men of God will make hell if they die now…

Instead of them to preach the gospel of reconciliation with the platform God has given them, all they do is insulting men they will never get to their levels, even if they live here 500years …

This is my official Facebook account…

If they like, I can write down my passwords here for everyone to see it…

So that they don’t bother hacking into my inbox to look for information to blackmail me…

Since God told them to use the weapons of blackmail to bring revolution to the church …

Jesus used meekness missed with prayer to raise men that established His principles…

But they want to use insults and arguments to work for the God that told us to follow peace with all men…

Good riddance to them…

But the last time I checked, More people still pay their tithes faithfully, even with all the insults and noises…

I will be here to see how far this dance of carnality will go…

If you can…

Let us pray!…

‘I Am Now Born Again’ declares Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr., caused quiet a stir in Hollywood after declaring himself to be a born-again Christian. He recently just released his first gospel album “Bible of Love.”

The album features a wide range of other gospel artists, including Fred Hammond, The Clark Sisters, Pastor John P. Kee and Marvin Sapp.

He first dropped the news of a gospel album during an interview with Beats 1 Radio, where he said “I’m working on a gospel album. I need to do it now.”

He added: “It’s always been on my heart. I just never got around to it because I always be doing gangsta business and doing this and doing that. But I just feel like it’s been on my heart too long.”

Many have been incredibly critical of the religious switch and his decision to put out a gospel album. In 2009 he announced that he had joined the Nation of Islam, then in 2012 he became a Rastafarian. Now, he claims to be a born-again Christian.

However this isn’t the first time that Snoop has talked about Christianity. In 2016 he posted a video on his Instagram account that featured him singing along to the gospel song “I’d Rather Have Jesus.”

His fans were thrilled to see him profess his faith in God. “With the platform you have, imagine how many people you will reach with the gospel message of Salvation! Come on now! Give our heavenly Father glory through your rap skills Snoop!” a fan wrote.

Snoop Dogg responded to his critics and those who doubted his conversion at the 33rd Annual Stellar Awards held in Las Vegas. After he performed at the gospel music event, he said “The devil is a liar. I thought the church was supposed to welcome sinners.”

“If the church was full of saints it wouldn’t be right. So, if you find someone trying to find their way back home, the natural thing to do is to be warm welcoming, open your arms and say ‘Brother, we accept you for who you are and what you’re going through. Come as you are. We know you’ve been doing wrong and you want to get right and we want to help you get right.’”

“We’re not gonna’ throw stones on you when you’re trying to get right and walking back into the church house. That’s what’s running people out the church right now as we speak.”

“The only negativity I get is when a question is asked, But I have never been confronted with anybody in the gospel world,” the rapper says.

At the end of the interview Snoop adds, “What about you? Have you checked your status? Are you going to heaven? Why are you judging me? How much have you done for the Lord?”

When you take a deeper dive into the album, you can find an impressive amount of Christian theology in his lyrics that show is journey through the faith. From beginning to end the album is a beautiful testimony from Snoop encountering God’s love in his own life.

Relevant writer Mai Perkins took a deeper dive into his album and wrote: “He’s not selling prosperity Gospel. He’s not shaming people for where they’ve been, considering how far out there and out of control he’s been. (And he’s been OUT there!)…He’s simply sharing his relatable experiences as a tremendously flawed character who happens to deeply love God. At the same time, he’s providing an environment for others to feel comfortable enough to do the same.”

Religion has changed Snoop’s life completely, from his view on the gangster lifestyle to guns. Snoop even said that religion changed the way he thinks of women. Before, he would have no trouble disrespecting women in his songs.

“Because I was making music for me, speaking from my perspective,” he explained. “My music represented that, until I got to the point where I wanted to show love and appreciation for the woman.”

Snoop also made the song “No Guns Allowed” which features his daughter Cori B.

“We keep hearing about schools getting shot up, venues being shot up, public places being shot up, and we have to address that. Who better to do it than me because I come from the gangsta lifestyle, carrying a gun every day of the week lifestyle?” he said.

I used to answer hate with hate. Like if you hate me, I hate you more. But now I answer hate with love,” he said.

Courtesy: The Guardian.

What Apostle Arome Osayi says to his wife on 10th Wedding Anniversary😃

TEN YEARS OF INTENSIFYING SWEETNESS

It has been ten years of God’s faithfulness. I do not even know how to begin this: A great wife, who epitomises God’s limitless supply of grace in my life. Whom I met in one of my missionary journeys to the ancient city of Zaria. The Lord finally revealed she would be my partner for life. Something fluttered in my soul; God’s peace flooded my heart like water from a thousand broken dams.
Ten years later, I can attest to the fact that though man can choose, God knows best. It’s always best therefore to choose in synchrony with God’s will.
I am not being corny when I say marriage under the government of Christ is sweet – my marriage is sweet! It’s been ten years of intensifying sweetness.
Thanks to you, my dear wife, Dinna. The last ten years have been sweet – again, thanks to you.
I cannot say this enough: Next to salvation, you are the best thing that has happened to me. So, darling, as we set foot on the second decade, get ready for a deluge of the unprecedentedness of God.
Thanks for your covenant partnership in making our home a hub for signs and wonders.
I love you my Omoge!

HELP PASTOR, HOW DO I KNOW I HAVE A WEAK PRAYER ALTAR?

Evidences of a weak prayer altar are

1. Checking social media in the morning before you pray.

2. You can only pray well when in Church and during prayer meetings

3. When you can only pray in the morning after your belly is full of food

4. When prayer becomes boring to you

Someone will say, pastor there is no time sir,

My response is do you have time to eat?
Do you have time to go to toilet?
Do you have time to watch film?
Do you have time to check Facebook, Instagram and Twitter?

Your problem is not time but acute laziness and lack of priority.

I am sorry for offending you.

Pastor How do I Pray?

The way to pray by praying

Pastor How do I stay long in Prayers?

Learn the act of intersession, Before you start, get a list of people, be burdened about them and pray for them
If you have ten people and you pray for them 5 minutes each then you will be able to stay 50 minutes
Then pray in tongues

I see a burning generation
P.Daniel
#FireInMyBones

PLEASE, CORRECT ME IN LOVE IF YOU THINK I AM LYING AGAINST LATE ARCH BISHOP BENSON IDAHOSA…

About 85 percent of ministers in Nigeria today have seen late Arch bishop Benson Idahosa in their dreams once or twice?..

There is hardly a man of God I have met that have not told me the encounters they had with him …

I mean, even as he has died years ago …
My first encounter with him was on my birthday in 2006…
I was just getting into Christ newly then…

He came with some faces of men and women who have ran their race and left the scene…
He gave me a baton something like a stick and said to me:

“HERE IS THE BATON, GET READY FOR THE BATTLES…”
My hands were shaking and he was laughing…
As he tapped me at my back, I woke up…

Several times after that time, I have also seen him …
Last week, a man of God called me for almost one.hour, telling me how he has been seeing late Benson Idahosa in his dreams…

And I am asking myself, that…
Of all the anointed men and women of God that lived in his days, why is it him that God chose to be using to encourage young men of God in their dreams or revelations?…

Friends, there must be something this man did that we are not doing…
There must be some kind of prayer this man prayed that we are too lazy to pray…

This man must have seen some part of God my generation have been so distracted to look for…
Lord, please show me what You showed this man that made him an eternal excellency and the joy of many generations…

Many years after he has gone to be with the Lord, he life is still impacting people…
Please, Lord, Give me the value my generation alone cannot finish eating from…
Give me OIL that will benefit the generation that will be here 200 years after…

Distract every distraction Lord and help my weaknesses…
If you used Papa Idahosa in that capacity, I know there is a search in heaven now…
For men and women who will pay commensurate price in the place of prayer…
To walk in dimensions unknown to men…
Please, Lord, interrupt us from this pursuit of vanities …

Bend us at all cost…
And please use us…
So that even after we have died, we will still be ‘alive’…
I am one of those praying this prayer…

We can’t just shout Fire and die and our children will have nothing of eternal value to say about us…
There are more prayers to make sir…
Some of us, God told us that we are going to become the next Benny Hinn..

But because we have gotten tired in prayer, we have settled in the little manifestations we see during our village crusades….
Where is that woman reading this?…
God told you that He is calling you into ministry to carry the kind of Fire only men have ever carried…

You were doing well before…
But now, you have grown cold in prayer…
Can you go back to those days you used to pray and fast?…
Man of God, please, you are too young to enter church politics..

Leave them to keep dragging who will carry bags for big men of God in your denomination, so that that will be posted into big churches …
Go and hide somewhere and look for God…
When you find Him, both those carrying bags and those they are carrying bags for will know that you have found GOD…

Lord, I am ashamed of the times I have wasted defending my doctrines …
Let them win the arguments…
But please, give us FIRE…

Don’t leave us like this…
Friend, if that is your prayer too?
Then, let us pray!..
-Iyke Oriaku

MEN OF ISSACHAR SERIES *(Last Episode of the Season)*

*THIS IS FOR ALL!°°>}))*
*THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!!!*

*THE FINAL RETREAT TO USHER THE KINGDOM OF POWER*

We don’t know so much, but what we know, we truly know.

Remember when, we published about the oncoming Onslaught of the Kingdom of Darkness, some months ago.
Few heeded our warnings to Pray and to guard their cities, territories and families, and you see what happened. The greatest blow that has ever hit the body of Christ and the earth generally. Where, reknown people, loved ones, spiritually strong people died like film trick.
Those who you never expected where flung into the arms of death.

We bring a final message as we take our leave till we are told to come back.

Yes!!!! We’ve bring praying to be enlisted into an army that was prophesied the Kingdom of GOD in territories with Power. Yes!!! That ‘manifestations of the Sons of GOD’ You and I have been praying about.
In case you don’t know, we just left a decadery dispensation of Spiritual camping…
And we are about to enter a short season of that Recruitment that would cause the Greatest Havoc the devil has ever experienced before time.
The Bible says the latter days shall be greater than the former,…
We’ve been wondering, how it has been like a lie.
We are entering that Season now. I’m not quoting scripture or Prophesying. It’s as real as January 1 of New Year. You just entered that season, woman of GOD, Bro!!!!

That was why the devil hit the body of Christ so much than he has ever done. Because, if he doesn’t do this NOW!!! When else can!!!! Did you think he was going to sit down and watch what wants to happen to happen just like that.
Yes!!!! The people who knew how to Kabash… have died down😭😭. It was all planned.
Those who were Generals in WORSHIP 😭😭😭 Have gone down…
Those who could preach Hell into Heaven😭😭😭😭… they have gone down….
IT WAS ALL PLANNED BRO!!!!
YES!!! THIS TIME!!! THIS IS WHEN YOU HAVE ENTERED INTO RELATIONSHIP….
THIS IS WHEN YOU HAVE EXAMS!!!!!
THIS IS WHEN YOU JUST GOT THAT VISA!!!!
YES!!!! THE DEVIL IS SMART OOOO!!!
IF IT MEANS GIVING YOU THE WORLD SO YOU WOULD MISS THIS CALL TO RAVAGE THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS ONE LAST TIME BEFORE JESUS COMES!!!! HE WOULD!!!!

I’m begging you….
Watching Movies isn’t bad!!!!! But, Please TRIPLE YOUR PRAYER LIFE!!!! STRUGGLE TO PRAY TILL IT BEGINS TO FLOW!!!!
I KNOW THE BIBLE SEEMS BORING!!!!
TRY GOD NOW!!!!! STUDY WHETHER IT MAKES SENSE!!!!

I KNOW YOU DON’T LIKE PREACHING!!!! BUT. HAAAAA! WE MUST BE PLENTY TO ACHIEVE WHAT HEAVEN IS SET TO DO!!!!!

DON’T SAY YOU’RE STILL A CHILD, YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FAST!!!!

THIS IS THE TIME TO RETREAT!!!! AND PRAY!!!!!

I BEG YOU!!!!! PRAY AND PRAY!!!!

YOU MUST NOT MISS THIS!!!! AFTER ALL YOU’VE SUFFERED FOR JESUS !!!!!!

GIVE THIS SEASON TO THE HOLY SPIRIT TO DEAL WITH YOU!!!!

I KNOW IT SEEMS TOUGH!!!!! AND WATCH HOW THE DEVIL WOULD DO ALL TO SEDUCE YOU OUT OF INTIMACY!!!!!

FOR MY JESUS SAKE… FOR THOSE ARE ON THEIR WAY TO HELL SAKE….

PLEASE…. RETREAT AND PRAYYYYYY!!!!!

Please… Share this message not because we want Publicity… But because, They Must KNOW!!!! Everyone…..
NO ONE MUST BE IGNORANT!!!

HELP PASTOR, I HAVE MANY SUITORS AND I DON’T WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE PART 3

In the previous episode we have explored the mystery Of your garden and we have explained how to locate your purpose.

Don’t ever marry someone who is not interested in your calling or passion, I can assure you of frustration in that relationship if you go ahead.

After you have considered purpose and garden, the most important factor to consider is the voice of God

What is God saying?
Don’t go on a journey until you hear from God.

Some sisters go to a pastor with list of brothers, saying please help me pray over them to know which one is my husband, that is not correct at all.
Hear me, you are to hear God for your self, what the pastor should do for you is confirmation of what God has told you.

The pastor will not live in that marriage with you, you must know this, every relationship has it’s own challenges but when this challenges happen, it is the word of God you heard that will keep you through that period.

The voice of God is not scarce, we are the one that is dull in hearing.

Every correct child knows the voice of His/Her father but if you don’t know the voice of God then we need to work on that.

Some will say pastor, I have prayed and I didn’t hear anything.
Hear me, if you have not been hearing God for anything In your life, don’t expect to hear all of a sudden about marriage. God is not a magician.
He is talking to you everyday but you need to hear.

He speaks concerning even the smallest things you could ever imagine such as even when to go out, where to go, where to pass, when to eat, what course to study. He is a speaking God, He is not deaf and dumb.

Pastor How do I know His Voice?

Until you are familiar with His WORD you can never be KNOW HIS VOICE.
The Voice of His Word is His Voice
Get familiar with the WORD, then you will know His VOICE.

Pastor, How do I distinguish between my mind and His Voice?
Get familiar with His Word, to know His Word is to Know His VOICE

Until you have obeyed the instructions in the WORD, don’t expect HIM TO GIVE YOU A SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION.

A lady who doesn’t study her bible should not expect a direction concerning marriage, except you want deceit.

Pastor what about dreams, Maybe I dreamt that I was fetching water and he came to help me? Ahahahhahahaha

Don’t be a joker
How many times have God directed you via dreams? did you have that dream when you were looking for admission, did you have it before you applied for a job or got the job, why is the dream now coming because of marriage.
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If God doesn’t lead you via dreams on a regular basis, don’t believe any dream concerning marriage.*

Dreams can be deceitful, devil also give dreams and your mind and desires and create dreams.

God lead via dreams but if that is not the way God leads you on a normal basis don’t ever follow a dream to get married.

I have had such dreams that I married several ladies ahahhahaha thank God I didn’t follow them, maybe I would have ten wives now.

You must know the way God talks to you and lead you, discover it and master it.

I will continue in Part 4
I see a burning Generation
P.Daniel
#FireInMyBones

(MUST READ)HELP PASTOR, I HAVE MANY SUITORS, HOW DO I KNOW THE RIGHT ONE FOR ME? PART 2

In the part one of this edition, we have been able to deal with the concept of your garden, knowing your garden.
Your garden means your purpose, your assignment, the reason why you were created, the reason for your existence.

Someone will say pastor, How do I discover my purpose?

Take this example, a knife can be used to kill, but the original purpose is to cut ( meat, bread and so on), now the fact that a knife can kill doesn’t mean it’s purpose is to kill.

How do you now know the purpose of a knife?

You know this by asking the manufacturer or study the manual of the manufacturer.

The way to discover purpose is to ask the manufacturer.
The manufacturer knows the product more than anybody.

Ask God who created you, No body can tell you who you are, Only Him who created you can. He created you, He knows you.

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah 1:5 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/jer.1.5.NLT

Secondly, The manual will reveal that knife is for cutting.

All believers have the manual of our maker, The manual is the BIBLE

YOU NEED TO STUDY THE MANUAL OF YOUR MANUFACTURER SO YOU WON’T MISS YOUR FUNCTION AND ALSO MALFUNCTION IN YOUR FUNCTIONS.

To discover purpose, you need to study the manual of your manufacturer

psalm 40: 7 Then I said, “Look, I have come. As is written about me in the Scriptures:
Psalms 40:7 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/psa.40.7.NLT

The more you study the word, the more of yourself you discover.

Also, When God created you, He Said let us make man in our own image, After our likeness, I.e let them have abilities to do the things we can do, let them have the capacity to think, ,discover, process, produce etc.

He gave you His Spirit to guide you when He breathe into your nostrils the breathe of Life,

He gave you a mind(Soul) to feel, think, have emotions, He gave you Brain to process.
All these are gifts from Him

He implanted passion Into you, He gave you desire, He gave you interest.

So how do you discover purpose with these gifts?

Your passion and interests are a pointer to your purpose.

The things you are naturally attracted to are pointers to your purpose.

Your purpose is the end to which your start a journey.

It is the reason for your living.

What you hate is a pointer to what you are created to solve

The problem you are created to solve is the reason why you are created.

Every purpose or assignment is a people oriented agenda.

So you can discover your purpose via your passion and hates.

Some of us are called to solve spiritual problems, some financial, some medical some, heart and excitement related.

Not everyone will be a pastor or be in ministry, some are called into medicine, some education.

Every human being has a primary purpose and a secondary purpose

The primary purpose is to Glorify God on earth
The Secondary purpose is the reason why you are here.

Ensure you discover your purpose (garden before you look for marriage, Purpose comes before marriage. Because you are supposed to fulfill purpose via marriage.

Marriage is more than intimacy, it is your destiny.

I hope this helps someone

I will continue Part 3 later

I see a burning generation
P.Daniel
#FireInMyBones.

GREAT INSIGHTS INTO THE RELATIONSHIP OF BISHOP AND MUMMY OYEDEPO BEFORE THEY GOT MARRIED AND AFTER THAT COULD HAVE ENDED THEIR UNION

In October 1998, I listened as Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo taught in Bible School. She had just resolved an issue between a couple. The husband wanted his wife to be as submissive to him as ‘Mama Faith Oyedepo’ while the wife also demanded that her husband love her like ‘Papa’ (Bishop Oyedepo). The husband responded that Papa was ‘too spiritual’ to be dealing with mundane things like expressing love, he insisted that Bishop Oyedepo could not possibly be saying ‘I love you’ to his wife. The matter came up and Pastor Faith Oyedepo looked at the man and said ‘Why will he not tell me he loves me? He says that everyday’. The husband was literally shocked. He told his wife that he loved her and the matter was settled. As funny as this may seem, this story shows the impression built over the years about Mummy Faith Oyedepo’s dogged followership of her husband since she decided to follow him over 40 years ago. Hindsight they say is 100 per cent but the discerning mind will find this very instructive.

One day while about to embark on a journey at the park, Florence Abiola Akano, then an 18 year old Economics student of the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University-OAU) met 22 year old David Oyedepo, an Architecture student at the Kwara Polytechnic. The moment he saw her he would later say, God told him she was his wife. She listened to him and they kept in touch and a short while later, they began a serious relationship. My Dad attended OAU while my mother attended a Polytechnic. From that time till now, university students and the larger society see polytechnic students as second best. I also attended Polytechnic and I remember my Dad say to me once while in the Yaba College of Technology ‘What are you doing about gaining admission’? As if I was still in secondary school. Florence Akano could have ignored him that day but she did not. Once they started dating, ‘David O’ took her to a church in Kwara and brought a paper out and began to write ‘plenty grammar’. He read it to her and asked her to read herself. He did not take her in a car, he did not even have a motorcycle but he needed to give her some assurance. They walked in and sat at the back. This is the ASSURANCE he gave her as scribbled in the note:

SAILING UNDER SEALED ORDERS

‘Where, I do not know!
When, I cannot say!
Why, is not my business and How, must not concern me, but it is mine to accept from Him the sealed orders containing His blueprint for my life, and to open and read them just when and just as much at a time as He wills.
It is saying an eternal “yes” to God.
And eternal “No” to self.
“Lord, what will thou have me to do?
Where will Thou have me to go?”
Having definitely relinquished all claims,
I deliberately turn my back on everything.
Thus I renounce all that I am and have.
It’s no longer mine but God’s.
Henceforth, He has the absolute right to do what He likes with it, and if at any time He should call upon me to literally forsake what I have renounced, I must not even murmur or complain.
Discipleship demands renunciation.
He must be Lord of all, or not Lord at all.

This looks very spiritual and innocent but if you settle down to read it again in today’s context, to an unspiritual person, it is particularly ridiculous, embarrassing and provocative. Why will a fellow student who had not gotten his ‘bearing’ ask a girl to sign such a document? Basically, he was telling her that whatever God says was final and of course he would be the one to hear from God. This was an act very much subject to abuse. He asked her to make her decision and if she was still ready to go ahead. He said this to an ‘18’ year old girl. Nonsense, you would say, but not Florence, she signed that piece of paper. After graduation, David got a job with an architectural firm and later with the Ministry of Works and Housing in Kwara State. Around that time, he received what he celebrated as the ‘Mandate’ which according to him was for him to liberate the ‘whole world’. He resigned his job and his elder brother worried about him asked how he was going to earn an income to feed. He said he would start with ‘writing tracts’. This statement offended his brother who asked him to ‘Get Out’.

The first person he told about his vision was Florence. She accepted it and joined him 8 days later for the first meeting of this new ministry. Along the line, most of the 70 people who started with them left. How wouldn’t they leave when this guy who could not hold a simple job kept talking about how their ministry will go ‘worldwide’? He said they would be flying in private jets to preach, they would establish a world standard printing press, they would build a 50,000 capacity tent (at this time, Reinhard Bonnke was in the process of building a 34,000 capacity tent while Idahosa had just successfully built a 4,000 capacity church). His dreams were taller than him and offensive to some of those among his small group of supporters. By the next year, he told her the name of the Church would be ‘Living Faith World Outreach Centre’, he also impressed on her the need to change her name from Florence and she soon changed her name to ‘Faith’. In March 1982, he shared with her how he had received the solution to poverty. He said God revealed to him the key to prosperity.

In August 1982, after receiving the list of things to bring for the traditional marriage, he rejected a number of things on the list as they were against his Christian belief. He was not going to indulge his ‘wife to be’ if only for a day. In all this, Faith kept the faith and remained with David. Wedding day came and David was unable to pay for a room in a hotel on the wedding eve; instead he slept in the Volkswagen that he had managed to buy while still working. All the red flags were there but she went ahead and married him. Close friends were worried. The new couple seemed to be getting worse especially after their marriage and when they started to operate Church. They were living in Kwara but he said God had asked them to move to Kaduna. He drove to Kaduna in his beetle every Saturday and returned on Mondays to share with her very excitedly how ‘explosive’ the service was.

One day she decided to see for herself and did the long trip to Kaduna. There were about 21 people in Church that day and when they had finished a session of singing, praying and sharing, she asked when the ‘real’ service would start, he told her service had just ended. She was shocked. Money was also not coming in, he had asked her to resign her job to join him in serving Full time in ministry. Both of them were now ‘jobless’ without any income. Faith Oyedepo was getting really concerned and her feelings were disturbed but she held on to her husband’s assurances to her from the Bible. He had promised her honeymoon after the wedding but he kept postponing until he finally asked her to choose between one week honeymoon and a lifetime with him. That’s how the dream of honeymoon, whether local or foreign ended. To add to this, a few days after the wedding, Faith was already pregnant but as the day of delivery drew closer, Brother David had become an absentee husband. On one of the days he came home briefly, she complained of miscarriage as she had noticed unusual heavy blood flow. David sat in his chair hungry and shouted ‘No, it cannot happen; can I have my food please’? How insensitive and unromantic? He ate his food and was on his way again.

A few days to her delivery date, she was rushed to the hospital as her cramps had become very severe. The Doctor said the baby had shifted to an abnormal position. On his way to another preaching engagement, he passed through the hospital and after listening to her, he prayed and said ‘Child turn’ and was on his way again. A friend helped him take his wife to hospital for delivery as he had gone to minister. That was how his first son, David was born. David was not born with a silver spoon. Income was still not regular for his parents. Meanwhile, Pastor David had vowed that he was never going to borrow or ask anyone for money. For days, he would go hungry with his wife and many times he converted the hunger to a fast. It was however worse for Faith Oyedepo as it was unhealthy for her as a nursing mother to go without food. It soon got to its peak and one day after taking water for about two days, a member of the Church brought ‘Cerelac baby food’ for the baby. The family of three shared the baby food with relish until respite came on the third day. Faith Oyedepo remembered the document she had signed 7 years previously and for funny reasons made up her mind to continue.
Serious Christians and concerned friends soon began to visit them ‘Is this how you are going to live forever, look at where you used to be before you joined the Ministry. Why doesn’t at least one person work while the other person serves God? They asked. These friends after failing to persuade Brother David, formed a prayer group of concerned brethren and began to pray. Very soon, she was pregnant again. In that state, they travelled for holidays to the Village at Omu-Aran in Kwara and on getting home, he was informed of his nephew that literally had run mad. Nobody could calm the boy down. On seeing Pastor David however, he calmed down; but then David Oyedepo did the unthinkable. To further demonstrate that the boy was healed, he asked them to put him in the beetle. Ordinarily there was no problem with that except that his wife, Mrs Faith Oyedepo was in the car and heavily pregnant. Who keeps a mental patient in the back seat of his car where his pregnant wife is sitting? She was horrified to say the least at this action but it is apt to say she was the vintage small girl with a ‘Big God’. She stayed put.

Was it the announcement of the Bible School without a plan, the announcement to her that he had given the only car they had as a sacrifice for missionary work or the fact that he decided to start tithing the income of the Church when they finally began to grow? Or was it his refusal to collect salaries any longer or his movement to Lagos after Kaduna had started doing well? Was it his refusal to rest and go on preaching while coughing blood? Was it her submission of her salary to him every month? Is it her addressing him as ‘sir’ and as her boss in the office? Faith Oyedepo remained as constant as the Northern Star and solidly supportive of her husband. A multi-millionaire who insists on cooking for her husband till today. A woman who brought up sons and daughters that are burning for the Lord today, who taught her children how best to handle money, to Give Some, Keep Some, Save Some and Spend some?

In all this however, nothing was quite as difficult as the incident of 2004 down to 2006 when her body was subjected to the kind of torture and sickness she had never known in her life and which diagnosis has till today failed the best of British and American hospitals. The devil came after Faith Oyedepo to kill the vision known as the ‘Liberation Mandate’. Finally, Mummy Faith could no longer travel for the work of the ministry, finally she would visibly groan in pain during Church services, finally a microphone dropped from her hand while about to minister during the service and finally, bedridden, she eventually changed position to a foreign hospital. It got so bad that after prayers from senior colleagues to her husband in the ministry seemed not to be working, her husband, Bishop Oyedepo told God. ‘whether you heal her or not does not change the fact that you are God’. All hell broke loose and Mummy Faith went through a life-threatening torture meant to take her life. Once in an American hospital, she woke up on her sick bed and saw that her husband who was supposed to be in Nigeria had flown in quietly, left her asleep and while kneeling by her legs was crying ‘Lord heal her and prove that you sent me’’- She got healed miraculously. Her journey through the shadow of death which lasted 27 months continued until her limbs eventually failed her, tabloids were awash with news of her paralysis as well as some extreme ones who even claimed she was dead.

After about three years, she was miraculously healed only to experience another event seldom ever mentioned but designed for the devil to have another go at her. She had tripped and fallen and the doctors had mistakenly fixed the wrong braces on her legs, left on right and right on left. It took the grace of God and the watchful eyes of a student doctor to realise after 6 months that the braces had been placed on the wrong legs. Very soon and up till today, Mummy Faith Oyedepo uses both legs. Time and space fails one to tell about many other stories and experiences too numerous to mention about this ‘Eagle Mother’ whose fiercesomeness once on the stage bellies her mild look.

A SHINING EXAMPLE

Today, at 60 years, she is an epitome of dedication, purity, commitment and focus. Some have jokingly called her ‘the only woman Bishop Oyedepo can marry’. While the Bishop jokes that even if he had married the devil, the devil would have been converted, I am of a strong opinion that very few ladies would have successfully handled the untold pressure and toughness she had to bear while being ‘Pastor Mrs Faith Abiola Oyedepo’ the Matriarch of the Oyedepo Family. These among many others are some of the reasons WHY WE CELEBRATE MUMMY FAITH.

Written By Leke Beecroft

HELP PASTOR, I HAVE MANY SUITORS, HOW DO I KNOW THE RIGHT ONE FOR ME?

Many young people get confused at the junction of choosing a life partner.

The most painful part is that some people who are vibrant for God often times miss it because they don’t understand the concept of the will of God.

I will tell you the truth, you know P.Daniel is very plain, before I got my wife whom I am married to now (o deep), every lady looked like it,

I made mistakes oh haba but thank God for His mercies that saw me through.

Before you look for a man or a woman, ensure you discover your self and know your self,

A man or woman who doesn’t know himself/ herself does not have a business knowing a wife.

Starting a relationship that will lead to marriage is a naming process but until you have successfully named your self don’t ever name a lady a wife.

Purpose discovery is the first phase of destiny fulfilment while marriage is a seal and assurance of destiny fulfilment.

You can’t skip the first phase and want to arrive at the last phase, you will only succeed in frustrating your spouse for life.

Before God gave Adam a wife, He gave him a garden, have you discovered your garden?

When you discover your garden and nurture it, then you will be qualified for a wife, that is why they call a man groom(nurture, grow, develop, beautify)

A lady must also discover herself, because you are not meant for all gardens, you are called help meet ( suitable, adaptable, complimentary)

Your help is not needed every where,
there are particular gardens that you are meant to help in,

if you are meant to be in a hibiscus garden but you are found in a rose garden,
you will be frustrated because you are not suitable, adaptable and complimentary, you are not needed there, you will only be managed.

Ladies before you pray for a man, find your self, know your self,

know the garden where you are needed, discover the kind of garden where your help will meet(bible English (Help Meet)

Marriage is 100% purpose but intimacy and companionship are a process of purpose.

If you marry because your body is doing giz giz and you want to have sex , ahahhaha after marriage you will know that sex is sweet oh but there is something more than sex. It is called fulfilment

For me, I find it difficult to identify my wife, but I was so sure what she is not.

I was so sure what kind of garden I have, so I know the kind of help my garden will not need.

I tried a few relationships (you know I will say the truth), I ran out, not because they are bad, infact they are very good, beautiful, anointed but they are not the help my garden needed, they are good for another garden, I am not the best groom their lives needed.

Don’t forget this, when searching, everyone looks like it. So you need the help of the Holy Ghost.

IN CASE YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T WANT.

I had dreams, revelations about some of those former relationships oh, but something was not just adding up. IT IS MORE THAN DREAMS OH.

SOMEBODY WILL SAY I HAVE PEACE IN MY MIND, OR GOD CHANGE OUR GENOTYPE ahahhaha bros, don’t be deceived, it is more than peace, you can have peace and confidence in flesh and her big ……. Or nice shape (let me not say carnal things)
Beyond peace and signs, is your garden her garden, did she even know her garden?

I will continue part 2 later

I hope this help someone

I see a burning generation
P.Daniel
#FireInMyBones