Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Mr Experience or Mr Example: Who teaches better?

It is said that experience is the best teacher, but to learn consciously through wisdom may even be a better and more convenient way...hence the latest saying “Example is the best teacher.” Really, I wont make the decision for you, I'll rather dabble round the two sayings and leave the ball in your court to decide.
To learn by experience is to learn by mistakes but to learn by example is to learn from the doings of others. For me, I ask myself, why do I have to make the mistake or fall a victim of the circumstance before I learn my lesson, when someone, somewhere, somehow has actually gone through the same predicament and hence could be an example for me to learn from? I believe having to experience the pain and agony can be a tough, costly and inconvenient way to learn. We can easily learn by going out of our way to acquire knowledge and wisdom rather than leave our learning to chance.
Let's paint a scenario, I believe we all at one point or the other attended a Mathematics or Quantitative Analysis class, when a new topic is to be introduced, what does the instructor start with, Examples or Experience? No instructor takes a student through the experience without an example. So eventually, when you go through the experience, you come out triumphant. I therefore think our crave in every situation of life should be example and not experience. There is nothing new under the sun, this tells us that there is nothing we are presently going through or about to go through that doesn't have an example which we can take a cue from. Surely, we can learn from mistakes, but why wait till when we make mistakes before we learn? My opinion, we should give more premium to learning by wisdom than by experience.
To do this, i.e. learn by example, one will have to make up ones mind to be decisive in learning. We must decide to learn consciously and not necessarily from negative experiences. In the football world, when a fixture pitches you against an unfamiliar opponent, what do managers do? They travel down to watch them play (learning by example) or pick up a tape (recorded match), thereby learning their moves and operations before going into the match proper. Someone actually said certain things wont be effectively learnt until you experience it, I doubt that though.
There is a common saying...”Fool me once, shame on you...Fool me twice, shame on me!”. This shows that having experienced it myself, nothing of such can ever pull me down again. However true this left for your imagination. Life is simply the outcome and outplay of our decisions, and our future will therefore be determined by the decisions of today.
Life, as you know is measured in time. I therefore ask the question, do you want to spend your lifetime making mistakes before learning or just live by examples and move on gallantly across phases? As you know, life (time) waits for no man, while you are busy making mistakes and perhaps truly learning, some others are scaling heights simply by riding on the shoulders of those that have gone ahead.
Have you ever seen a mad man enter into fire? Even a mad man knows fire and never enters into it...simply because by example (not necessarily experience), he knows the outcome of a fire burn.
Conclusively on my part, it is much easier and cheaper to learn consciously by wisdom than to learn by experience. Learning by experience, the deed is done and we are just picking p the pieces – learning in regret how to avoid such predicament next time.
Take a stand on your choice...Mr Experience or Mr Example. I look forward to hearing your mind on the subject matter...perhaps your perspective might shed more light on the discussion.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Week II Intercessory Prayer Guidelines for 21days Fasting & Prayer


DAY8: MONDAY January, 14th 2013

Prayer 1: Father, once again we lift up our hearts in appreciation for the glorious and precious gift of this New Year Double portion 2013.
Prayer 2: Father, by the Double Portion of the spirit at work in the lief of your servant, let there be replication, duplication and multiplication of grace for every Winner this year. John 14:12
Prayer 3: Father, by reason of your double portion agenda for us this year, let every Winner break new grounds, accomplish great feats and achieve what eyes have never seen nor ears heard. I Cor. 2:9; Hab. 1:5
Prayer 4: Father, empower the statutory bodies and leaders in our local assemblies with wisdom for healthy growth and establishment.
Prayer 5: Father, stretch forth your hands and destroy every yoke of stagnation in the career and business of your people.
Prayer 6: Father, heal the economy of Nigeria and restore our lost glory.

DAY9: TUESDAY January, 15th 2013

Prayer 1: Father, thank you for the unprecedented harvest of souls in all our churches worldwide in 2012 and even already this year.
Prayer 2: Father, cause a mighty outpouring of the spirit of sanctification upon every winner worldwide resulting in double portion next levels experiences for everyone. Pro. 14:34
Prayer 3: Father, by your Holyspirit, drive every Winner in the right direction in order to take full delivery of their double portion blessing.
Prayer 4: Father, by your Spirit, let every Winner be established in the faith this year. Acts 14:21-22
Prayer 5: We decree fresh apostolic grace upon your servant in all his global impact his year that will result in lasting encounters for the people.
Prayer 6: Father, grant the Presidents and leaders of nations across the globe the right heart and the Wisdom of Solomon in running the affairs of the government. Prov. 8:15

DAY10: WEDNESDAY January, 16th 2013

Prayer 1: Father, we thank you for miracles, signs and wonders that you have prepared for your people this year.
Prayer 2: Father, make this double portion 2013 a year of strange works and strange acts by your mighty hand all across this commission. Is 28:21
Prayer 3: Father, let this year double portion 2013 be a year of divine surprises indeed for every Winner. Hab. 1:5
Prayer 4: Father, by the spirit of just men made perfect at work in your servant, let every closed gate lift up their heads for us this year. Ps. 24:7-10
Prayer 5: We release the fire of the HolyGhost to burn every affliction such as moving objects in the body, unusual heat, nightmares, etc, in our midst.
Prayer 6: Father, increase the manifestations of signs and wonders in our midst leading to extra-ordinary church growth.

DAY11: THURSDAY January, 17th 2013

Prayer 1: Father, thank you for the unusual, supernatural strength you gave your servant - spirit, soul and body and all through the year 2012.
Prayer 2: EXPLOSIVE BLESSINGS. Father, cause every Winner worldwide to be overtaken by the blessings of the Lord in every area of our lives this year.
Prayer 3: We decree double portion of the spirit of love leading to an unusual hunger for God by all Winners all throughout this year.
Prayer 4: We render helpless, we declare null and void and of no effect, all the arrows of the wicked against the saints of God this year. Is. 8:9-10
Prayer 5: Father, by your Spirit give fresh insight to all our pastors to know what to do to provoke supernatural church growth and development this year. John 6:6-11
Prayer 6: Father, cause your mighty hands to rest upon all our educational institutions (Universities, Secondary Schools) for excellence.

DAY13: SATURDAY January, 19th 2013

Prayer 1: Father, we thank you for the helps you have reserved for the leadership of this commission. by your helps, he shall accomplish all your good pleasure.
Prayer 2: Father, convert every issue of concern in the life of every Winner into double portion testimony this year. Lk. 21:13; Phil. 1:19
Prayer 3: Father, make year 2013 a sickness-free year for all winners worldwide. There shall be no loss.
Prayer 4: Father, let the plan of the wicked fall on their head and let them not be able to carry out their enterprise against any winner this year. Job 5:12
Prayer 5: Father, let the breathe of the HolyGhost rest upon all the publication of this commission bringing about dramatic turnaround in the life of every reader.
Prayer 6: We decree judgment on kidnappers, ritual killers and terrorists in the nation in the name of Jesus. Arise oh God to the defense of the innocent and set confusion in their camp.

Note: Friday will be Breakthrough Night while on Sunday, prayers will be made during service.
Also, be sure to follow this blog to be aware of the release of the prayer guidelines for the final week as well as other Church programmes.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Double Portion 2013 Intercessory Prayer Guidelines for 21days Fasting & Prayer


DAY1: MONDAY January, 7th 2013

Prayer 1: Father, I thank you for confirming the waves of Glory agenda 2012 to the fullest in the Winners family worldwide.
Prayer 2: Father, let your glory be evident in every area of the life of every Winner this year as you restore double portion glory and honour to us. Is 61:7; I Cor. 3:18
Prayer 3: Father, make your people the envy of everyone by reason of the double portion dimension of unlimited breakthrough in all their endeavors. Is 60:15; Gen. 26:14
Prayer 4: Father, take your churches both at home and on the foreign field to the next levels by making us kingdom attractions resulting in unprecedented multitudes this year. Zech. 2:4-5
Prayer 5: Father, according to your double portion agenda, let every local assembly double it's present size (100%) minimum before the end of this year. Is. 61:7
Prayer 6: Father, reveal your perfect counsel to your servant the Apostle over this commission, concerning all aspect of the commission this year.

DAY2: TUESDAY January, 8th 2013

Prayer 1: Father, we thank you for your good word to us this year because we know none of them shall fail. Josh. 21:45
Prayer 2: Father, in this year of double portion, supernaturally catapult every Winner from the low places to the topmost top of our pursuits in life with amazing promotions of all kinds. Ps. 75:6
Prayer 3: Father, let this turn out to be our Isaac order of year by giving every Winner a change of level in our businesses, careers and academic pursuits. Gen. 26:12-14
Prayer 4: Father, establish every convert in the faith and in the green pastures of the Living Faith Church Assemblies worldwide.
Prayer 5: Father uphold your servant, the shepherd over this commission and infuse him with supernatural strength, spirit, soul and body to carry through the mandate on his life.
Prayer 6: Father, in this year of double portion, for every confusion in this nation we decree double peace and rejoicing is our portion in Jesus name. Is. 61:7

DAY3: WEDNESDAY January, 9th 2013

Prayer 1: Father, thank you for covering our lives, families, properties and businesses in 2012 and for delivering us from the hand of the enemies.
Prayer 2: Father, destroy the yoke of bareness in our midst and cause everyone expecting the fruit of the womb to bring forth double his year. SOS 4:2; Ps. 127:3
Prayer 3: Father, for everyone that is set for marriage this year, grant double dimension speed, with honour, joy, peace, fruitfulness and fulfillment. Ps. 68:6
Prayer 4: Father, defend all our local assemblies nationwide, there shall be no evil occurrence anywhere throughout the year.
Prayer 5: Father, establish a wall of fire around all members of the Winners' family against all forms of assault. Ezek. 34:25
Prayer 6: Father, let your hedge of protection be strong around your servant and his family. Let every arrow shot against them return back to the sender. Ps. 89:20-22

DAY4: THURSDAY January, 10th 2013

Prayer 1: Father, we thank you because you will make all the places round about your people a blessing and there shall be showers of blessings upon every Winner this year. Ezek. 34:26
Prayer 2: Father, beyond everyone's imagination, give to everyone called jobless double of whatever miracle job they expect this month. Matt. 20:1-7; Ps. 37:25
Prayer 3: Father, destroy the forces of limitations and stagnation in the life of every Winner in this year of double portion and propel us by your power to our next levels. Ps. 144:1-3
Prayer 4: Father, this year again, send your word with power making every of our churches worldwide a green pasture where the sheep will be well nourished and established. Acts 6:7
Prayer 5: Father, trouble every troubler of Nigeria and let their wicked deeds return on their heads and their children. II Thess. 1:6
Prayer 6: Father, grant the leadership fresh oil of wisdom and new depth of revelation to match the demands of this year double portion assignment. Judges 6:14

DAY6: SATURDAY January, 12th 2013

Prayer 1: Father, thank you for the explosive church growth recorded, both in the spiritual and in the numerical.
Prayer 2: Father, cause every Winner to supernaturally scale unimaginable heights of accomplishments in every field in a double portion dimension. Is. 60:18, 22
Prayer 3: Father, let this year be a year of supernatural enthronement for every Winner. Rev. 5:10; Ps. 105:20-21
Prayer 4: We condemn, resist and destroy every interruption of hell in all our church operations this year that may slow down church growth.
Prayer 5: Father, we decree the release of angels to the highways and the hedges, compelling the influx of souls into our churches and satellite fellowships.
Prayer 6: father, we decree the establishment of all our foreign mission operations and greater open doors this year.

Note: Friday will be Breakthrough Night while on Sunday, prayers will be made during service.
Also, be sure to follow this blog to be aware of the release of the prayer guidelines for next week as well as other Church programmes.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Prophetic Declarations for 2013 for the Winners Family!

Double Portions Greeting to you all in Jesus Name.
Our Lord Jesus Christ once said;
“I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.” – Jn 4:38
This verse of scripture is a most graphic illustration of the mystery of the transference of spirit.
Again, it is written; “And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakers of the root and fatness of the olive tree;…Be not highminded, but fear:…” Romans 11:17-21
The above further clarifies what happens when transference of spirit takes place. The beneficiary is spiritually grafted into the spirit upon the carrier thereby generating same effect!
To this end, following your encounters with the double portion Spirit that is upon God’s prophet set over this commission, expect the supernatural manifestation of the same in your life with undeniable proofs this year.
As it is written; “For your shame, ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their landthey shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.” – Isaiah 61:7
Therefore the year 2013 shall answer in double portion dimension for every Winner that believes.
Remember that:
  • Your Elijah does not have to die to manifest the spirit that is upon him
  • Joshua had the spirit of Moses working in him before Moses was taken away (Num 27:18)
  • Elisha also knew that he had the spirit of Elijah working in him; he was only craving for a double portion of that spirit.
  • As you will also recall that the mantle was earlier cast on him and what he had later was only a second mantle. II Kings 2:14
  • For instance, God transferred the “spirit of Hagin to me” while he was still very ,much around; when God said, “My son David, the baton (spirit) has been passed over to you” This was in July 25, 1986.
  • As earlier stated your Elijah doesn’t have to die before you manifest the spirit upon him.
  • Therefore watch out for the supernatural manifestations of your double portion encounter at Shiloh all through the year 2013 and far beyond.
  • However, remember it is your responsibility to keep this fire burning – Leviticus 6:12-13 / II Timothy 4:5-7
  • Because no one can continue to be a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive except he stays connected. (Romans 11:16-17)
Therefore expect the following manifestations in your life in the year 2013:
v  For every shame in any area of your life – Double portion of glory and honour shall be restored to you (Isaiah 61:7)
v  Everywhere you may have been pitied hitherto, you shall become the envy of men in a double portion dimension (Isaiah 60:15)
v  Double promotion shall be your portion in all your endeavors in the year 2013 (Psalms 75:6)
v  Everyone called barren is bringing forth Double (SOS 4:2)
v  Everyone set for marriage; double honour awaits you in terms of divine speed, peace, joy, fruitfulness and fulfillment (Psalms 68:6)
v  Everyone on the line for miracle jobs, double dimension of what is expected shall be released with speed (Matt. 20:1-7 / Psalms 37:25)
v  Every Winner shall be scaling new heights supernaturally (Isaiah 60:8, 22)
v  Every Winner shall be breaking new grounds; accomplishing new things that eyes have not seen nor ears heard (I Cor. 2:9-10)
v  It shall be a year of supernatural enthronement for all (Rev. 5:10)
v  The hand of God shall be evident upon every Winner which shall be generating supernatural speed in everyone’s endeavor (Gen 24:12-15)
v  Just like the hand of God was upon Elijah and he outran the chariot of Ahab to the gates of Jezrel, divine speed shall be the portion of everyone in this new year (I Kings 18:46)
v  By the operation of the Spirit of just men made perfect at work in us, closed gates shall lift up their heads for every Winner this year (Psalms 24:7-10)
v  The Spirit of Faith shall destroy all the gates of brass and cut asunder the bars of iron (Isaiah 45:1-3)
v  Everything that used to be a concern to you shall become a testimony (Phil 1:19 / Luke 21:13)
v  Get ready; the year 2013 shall be our most enviable year both as individuals and as a Commission (Isaiah 62:1-7)
v  This year shall be full of humbling testimonies for all (Isaiah 28:21-22)
v  It shall be a year of release of the Joseph order of grace upon every Winner turning us to breadwinners of families, communities, nations and the world at large (Gen. 22:17-18)
v  If shall be a year of divine surprises indeed for every Winner! (Hab. 1:5)
v  Again, I welcome you to 2013, your double portion year (II Kings 2:15)
v  It shall be a year of replication, duplication and multiplication of grace for every Winner (Jn 14:12)
v  Therefore, expect the HolyGhost to drive you in the right direction in taking full delivery of your double portion blessing (Mark 1:12)
v  Every Winner is entitled to at least Double of wherever he/she may be now. (I Kings 8:15)
v  Many Winners shall be making headline news across the nations of the earth this year (I Chron. 29:10-12)
v  God shall be turning the mourning of every Winner into dancing (Psalms 30:5-6)
v  Because every Winner shall be far from oppression (Isaiah 54:14-17)
v  It shall be said of everyone of us ‘What manner of man is this! And what manner of woman is this!’ (Mark 4:41) saith the Lord of Host.
In  conclusion, we must continue to engage the spirit of just men made perfect in battles as Elisha did at Jordan.
“He (Elisha) took up the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan; and he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, where is the Lord God of Elijah? And when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither; and Elisha went over.” – II Kings 2:13-14
Remember that our God is the God of the Living and not the dead and His gifts and callings are without repentance – Matt 22:32, Acts 3:13, Exodus 3:6; 4:5; 6:3, II Kings 13:20-21, Romans 11:29
Therefore as the Lord lives, no Winner shall be stranded in the course of the year 2013 as we continue to engage the spirit upon this commission in battle against all opposing forces of life.
Welcome on board your Double Portion 2013 Flight!
Jesus is Lord!
David O. Oyedepo