Bishop David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide spoke at 1st Service, Faith Tabernacle. It was the Fourth Pre-Shiloh Encounter Service and he revealed that revelation of the Word is the source of a lifestyle of thanksgiving. He read the books of Jeremiah 15:16; Psalm 56:4-10 and Psalm 119:162. “Revelation stirs joy unspeakable, full of glory,” he said.
According to him, David, a lover of the Word said, “I will bless the Lord at all times,” and we know his roots in Psalm 119: 97 – 100. You can’t gain access to the Word and not be grateful and thankful for amazing things that are packaged in there for you. Revelation is a source of a lifestyle of thanksgiving. Those who operate and function in the light of the Word, are ever joyful, ever thankful.
He revealed that the reason is one cannot see a future in his future and not be joyful. It’s when the future is blank that you are downcast. As in the case of Joseph. He already saw a future in his future, so slavery could not trade him for joy. The imprisonment could not terminate his joy and by the act of God, the future he saw came to pass. “You can’t see a future in your future and be downcast.,” he said.
“I was a multi-billionaire when I saw it, so you can’t make me think poor,” he said. You have no room to be sorry for me. I was operating in the future of what I saw. You can’t see a future in your future and not be joyful and not be grateful and not be thankful. He said that he has already seen a huge Church, mammoth Church. You can’t make see otherwise, so he was speaking to those few dedicated people as speaking to hundreds of thousands. Therefore, what he saw there cannot discourage me.
Finally, he said that Revelation shows you the future that God has ordained for you, so you rejoice at it. You can’t see it now but you rejoice at it. You cannot see the reality of what is written and not despise what may be happening as in the case of Abraham.