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61 Wisdom Quotes by Bishop David Oyedepo on Life and Godliness’

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LONG LIFE: 

1. “Very soon, there will be an army of octogenarians in this church. Some will come out and say ‘Last week, I just turned 120.’ And they will be hale and hearty.”

WORD PRACTICE:

2. “It is not the scriptures you quote; it is the ones you have consumed. It is our depth in the Word that determines our level of dominion.”

3. “You do all…and you are above all, you do small, and you are above small.” 

4. “Keep speaking right for life and death are in the power of the tongue. If you are not filled with the right words, you keep speaking chaff. You can’t be filled with the Word and be speaking chaff for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” 

5. “There’s no technicality in confession. Practice word addiction, confession becomes natural.”

6. “A Covenant is an unbreakable platform, you either subscribe to its terms or you remain on the same spot. Since I subscribed to the Covenant, I have never suffered any financial stress. You are angry with me, that’s your problem.” 

7. “Light has no regard for age. Light is light. If a small boy of seven years turns on the switch, won’t light obey? Light will not beg darkness to clear the way; it clears on its own.” 

8. “The Word does not work because we preach it; it does not work because we quote it; it does not work because we love it; it works because we DO it.” 

SOUL-WINNING/KINGDOM FOCUS:

9. “Stop begging issues; take responsibility so you don’t end up a liability…Be anxious for nothing but seek ye first God’s kingdom…” 

10. “If you see anyone who is passionate about God, you had better fear him, because God is the one fighting his battles.”

11. “People who are in partnership with God never get stranded.”

12. “Stars only rise at a cost in the kingdom. And the cost for your rising is turning many into righteousness.”

13. “Turning many to righteousness empowers you to shine forever. God-made stars never go down.”

14. “God’s number one mission on the earth is to save souls. Jesus didn’t come to work miracles. There were all kinds of miracles even before Jesus came. Salvation is the principal mission of Christ on the earth. When you commit to soul-winning, you subscribe unto the more-than-a-conqueror lifestyle.”

15. “Remember it is always darkest before dawn. When you are closest to your breakthrough is when your worst temptations come. May this second phase of the wonder double agenda lead to your breaking forth. Every mockery is a blessing in disguise. It provokes the maker to make you.” 

16. When you are in partnership with God, he that walketh with the wise shall be wise. You begin to walk on the frequency of heaven’s wisdom. You can’t be walking in God’s wisdom and be having crises at home! Psalm 104:24

17. “We are in a kingdom Olympics…after every event, a star rises. Every day of these seven weeks, stars will be rising. You must be listed there.”

18. “I have never in my life witnessed God in raw action the way I have been privileged to see in the past few weeks…This is not our outreach, this is Godreach; It is not our prayer but the prayer-answering God in action.” 

19. “You are not only redeemed, you are ordained to be a saviour to your household. The reason you are saved before other members of your family is to become instrumental to their salvation. Therefore, it is time to take responsibility to ensure the salvation of every member of your family.”

20. “If there are two people in a well, none can help the other. It takes someone from the outside. Until you are saved, you cannot help the members of your family. As long as you remain in the old root, you can’t escape bearing the same old fruit…”

21. “It takes the hand of God to deliver the plan and purpose of God, but it takes faith to move the hand of God. Prayer is impotent without faith…No matter how intent our activities are, if our prayer platform is not very very intense, we won’t see results. The prayer is the sowing investment that makes the sickle effectual in the field. ”

22. “God told me, ‘tell anyone on the line for a miracle job, let me engage you and no employer will be able to reject you.” 

23. “There’s no end to your breakthroughs as long as your heart is panting after God, after kingdom matters, making kingdom investment.”

24. “No corporate engagement will ever be a substitute for your personal investment. Most of the testimonies you hear are direct results of personal engagements. God said to me, you are absolutely responsible for the outcomes of your life. Isaiah 51:2 no first class student settles only with lectures. He goes behind the scene and does what others won’t do…You have everything to become all you have to become this year. If you miss it, it is your fault. Become God-greedy.” 

DISCIPLINE/OBEDIENCE/TITHING:

25. “I always take it all and swallow it raw when God speaks to me.”

26. “I’m blessed. You get angry, that’s your fault. He can’t stop blessing me because I’m doing what commits Him to keep blessing me no matter how angry anyone gets.”

27. “It is not enough to have a great coach; it is important to make a great decision of commitment and dedication to the instructions of the coach.”

28. “There’s no sleeping competition in life. If you sleep for 8 hours a day, you sleep one-third of your life, and at age 100, you would have slept for 25years!”

29. “You must rule over your belly lest it ruins your life.”

30. “My phone doesn’t ring out and it doesn’t vibrate. I only know somebody is calling when I look toward that place. Sometimes, somebody could stand in my office for about 15 minutes without me knowing, because I’m working on my assignment. If you are not a hard worker, you will live a hard life. It is hard work that makes high fliers.”

31. “Heaven has no shareholders; you can only get there on God’s terms. Nobody can outgrow repentance.”

32. “If you don’t forget what brought you up, you will never come down. On September 4, 1987 at Sheraton hotel, that was when God showed me the mystery of corporate tithing.”

33. “Supernatural blessing is triggered by tithing. It is the supernatural trigger for supernatural blessings. Hebrews 7:8. Jesus is the one that personally overseas our tithes in heaven. He holds the keys of the windows of heaven. When your tithe becomes acceptable, (when it is not rationalized) you have committed Jesus to open the windows of heaven unto you.”

34. “Every treasure you don’t trade will soon become a trash.”

35. “The ‘grasshopper’ mentality disqualifies you from breakthrough. God is not a democrat; ‘whosoever’ is who wins. It takes a needy mentality to become ‘the needy’. You need a disciplined thought and a bridled tongue.”

36. “I have never visited any man for any kind of help and will never do it till I die. I call it ‘dignity in ministry.’”

37. “Discipline is operating as demanded, not as convenient.”




   


MEEKNESS/IMPARTATION:

38. “You don’t have an inheritance in your teachers; you don’t have an inheritance in your brothers; you only have an inheritance in your fathers…until you find a father in your prophet, you don’t have access to his inheritance. In 1983, the Lord brought me in contact with Pastor Enoch Adeboye and I found a father in him and everything working in him is working in me today.”

39. “It is your sense of value that determines your flow of virtue. Virtue is a river, it flows downward and once you are higher than the source, it stops.”

40. “Every act of evil proceeds with an evil thought. To stop the act, you must stop the thoughts…the devil you don’t resist has the right to remain.”

OUR PLACE IN DESTINY:

41. “The moment nothing challenges or distracts your place in God, you are more than a conqueror. Every addicted lover ends up more than a conqueror.”

42. “My riches are not in a bank or in an estate. My riches are according to His riches in glory, because my fountain can never dry.”

43. “There is no way your advancement will not attract enmity, but the desires of the wicked shall perish.”

44. “Those who walk do so by common sense; those who run, run by principles; and those who fly, fly by instructions. That’s why at the Aviation school, you have instructors, not professors.”

45. “The eagle doesn’t flap its wings – it goes with the wind. If you go where the Spirit of God is going, you don’t struggle.”

46. “A changed life is the most authentic testimony of new birth.”

47. “We are not any better than any generation; we are only a people born in due season. Don’t mind the darkness and gloominess of the hour; your case is different.”

48. “Satan doesn’t have the keys of death, witches and wizards don’t have it. Jesus has it, and He will use it to our favour.”

49. “Every revelation is like fire in your bones, you are restlessly restless when you encounter true revelation.”

50. “Every life is a book made up of chapters; very few people finish all the chapters. If you are not careful, chapter 4 may look like chapter 40.”

51. “You don’t need an eighteen-hour vision to fulfill your glorious destiny; you just need to catch your own picture on the pages of Scriptures.”

52. “Every child of God has an enviable destiny in Christ after the order of Isaac. Genesis 26:24… You don’t have a pitiable destiny in redemption, stop acting pitiable. You act pitiable, live pitiable, God forbid that you die pitiably. He’s given us all things to enjoy.”

53. “It is not enough to catch the picture of your destiny in scriptures; we must take covenant responsibilities to actualize them. We need to know our part of the deal before His plan can come to pass in our live.”

FAMILY LIFE:

54. “For my wife and I, no one has ever had the voice of one against the other…we have never had any issue that needed prayer. That’s why I can pray for you easily because there’s nothing to pray for at home…We never spanked any of our children once; you instruct in love and the instructions are carried out in love. My grandmother never flogged me once. She trained me in love.”

55. “I have zero respect for experience that is not positive. Experience is not the best teacher; I have zero respect for unscriptural experience, no matter who has it.”

56. “To be Christ-like is to forgive and forget, just like Jesus. A husband forgives and forgets as if it never happens as Christ loved the church.

HOUSE OF GOD:

57. “Every appearance in Zion enhances your energy level. It moves you from strength to strength.”

58. “Don’t let the devil squeeze life out of you. If you are out of fellowship for three weeks, you are running a risk.”

59. “The church is God’s storehouse where our spiritual needs are supplied.” Malachi 3:10.

60. “It is risk to be a spiritual Area Boy, roaming around, without bearing. You can count on your ten fingers the number of Sunday’s I have been out of church since 46 years ago when I gave my life to Christ. I feel like I’m in prison each time I’m not in church. Where else would I be?”

61. “The church is not a club; it is a city of deliverance. If you go back from church the same way you came, then you don’t know what Zion carries.”


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