The Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa of blessed memory once returned from a ministry trip abroad. He arrived Benin City Nigeria late in the afternoon and called Bishop David Oyedepo, to come see him in Benin City. Bishop David Oyedepo was then based in Kaduna Nigeria. It was already towards evening; even though the Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa asked him to come, it would have been possible for Bishop David Oyedepo to make excuses since it was getting late. But the excepted happened; the Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa was surprised when he was told that Bishop David Oyedepo has come to see him late that same day.
What happened was that, immediately the Arch Bishop invited Bishop David Oyedepo to come and see him, he left whatever he was doing and boarded the last flight to Lagos from Kaduna and another flight to Benin City. When the Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa saw him at that late hour, he exclaimed; “SON, YOU CAME! YOU CAME! YOU CAME! KNEEL DOWN.”
Bishop David Oyedepo knelt down and the Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa spoke these powerful words over him. “Son, from now henceforth, I release on you “ON TIME ANOINTING.,” Do your personal research on what that means….
Today, many celebrating Bishop David Oyedepo’s success may not even be acquainted with his story. That’s why; some are merely “empty talkers and pro-claimers,” with no message of their own, depending solely on what they read from his books.
Let’s make no mistake! The anointing you don’t respect can’t do you any good. Today, once an individual establishes his or her own church, automatically, his or her mentors become colleagues. It is difficult to rise in the kingdom of God without the respect of spiritual order (Father &Children relationship). Time has not changed this principle! This generation of success crazy and overzealous “young ministers” is messing up the sacredness of the ministry, but time will reveal the stuff everyone is made up of.
Don’t follow a leader because of his or her glory; this attitude breeds superficiality in life and ministry. Follow a leader because of his or her story; the principles behind the success of great outstanding men and women are in their stories.
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