bishop david oyedepo
UNDERSTANDING THE WONDERS OF KINGDOM STEWARDSHIP – BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO
The returns on any action are a function of the understanding of the individual.
Stewardship is an investment in the kingdom; its not a hobby. It’s a big time business.
Every commandment of scripture is valid for all times and remains applicable to the redeemed all through his lifetime
1. Love – Matt 22:37, 40
When you fulfil the law of love you enter into noiseless breakthrough.
I Corinthians 2:9
2. Soul winning
John 15:2, 16
I Samuel 2:30
When you’re committed to bringing souls, it honours God.
3. Seed time and harvest (Genesis 8:22).
4. Kingdom stewardship (Exodus 23:25-27): Serving God will always pay no matter the generation.
What is Kingdom Stewardship?
Kingdom stewardship is a commitment to the growth and expansion of God’s kingdom
Only committed stewards enjoy the favour of God. God pours upon them fearful blessings.
Kingdom stewardship is also a commitment to the good of others and especially those of the household of faith.
Job was serving God and became one of the greatest men of the East. Job 29:4
Types of Stewardship
Spiritual stewardship – soul winning and kingdom advancement prayers. It’s the highest level of stewardship (Galatians 6:8). Every other stewardship gets you rewards in this life but spiritual entitles you to everlasting reward.
Luke 22:25-30 – spiritual stewardship goes beyond the now; you’re sitting at God’s table. You enjoy life everlasting.
Practical stewardship – service units, etc
Financial stewardship – giving to kingdom projects, ministering to needs of those round about us. It enlarges our financial coast and gets us out of dry seasons.
It opens the heavens over our life for continuous open heaven.
Stewardship is primarily a choice. It’s every believers’ opportunity for change of story.
This will be your round about rest year.
2 Chronicles 15:12-15, 19
Stewardship a choice and not a gift or calling. When you get to that point (ie choice), God becomes your defence (Job 1:10). God has given inexplainable rest to me.
Make this year another Matthew 6:33 mystery year for you and your household.
Psalm 46:9 – When God causes wars to cease, they cease.
The wars of your life must cease this year.
He gives rest round about when serving becomes your priority.
By one act of obedience, you enjoy all round rest.
Kingdom stewardship engenders supernatural breakthrough.
Serving God as a priority provides noiseless breakthrough.
It’s your year of addition and noiseless breakthroughs!
Examples of stewardship:
Daniel – He was a steadfast servant of God and had dominion in his land of captivity. He was relevant to the government for 65 years. (Daniel 6:20)
Job – a servant who became the greatest business man by simply trading divine secrets.
Paul – main credential was ‘servant of God’.
2 Corinthians 11:25
Serving God as a priority will make you a kingdom star. Making God your reason for living will end your struggles.
You can make a choice to serve God but to maintain that choice you need enduement. It’s easy to serve God when things are good. To live above discouragement requires enduement.
Steadfastness in stewardship guarantees reward.
I Corinthians 15:58
Prayer: Lord endue me with the spirit of stewardship and servanthood.
Empower to live above all forms of discouragement.
We must be serving to be exempted from the coming holocaust.
Hebrews 12:28 tells that we must serve God acceptably.
Isaiah 42:1, 4.