Accessing God’s secrets of success! By David Oyedepo
Topic: Accessing God’s secrets of success!
WELCOME to the concluding part of this teaching! I hope you were blessed by last week teaching. This week, we shall focus on: Accessing God’s Secrets of Success!
In the world of success, information is the greatest asset. That’s why the end-time Church will be given such an unusual access into heavenly information for earthly manifestations. Every outstanding transformation, every resounding success is traceable to secrets. God has secrets, they are the highways to success and an insight into them guarantees outstanding success. God’s secrets are called revelations, they are heavenly information. By them He unfolds heavenly insights and mysteries to us for earthly victories. Remember, the ways of God are higher; so when we operate by His secrets, we attain higher results. The end-time Church will be given an unusual access into this heavenly information called the ways of God (Isaiah 2:3).
Furthermore, heavenly secrets are God’s exclusive property. Until they are revealed, they don’t belong unto us. The Bible says, It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter (Proverbs 25:2). It is to God’s glory to conceal a matter and our honour to search them out. Our success in life is tied to our discovery of these secrets.
How Can We Access God’s Secrets of Success?
1. By A Search: Even though access to God’s secrets is our birthright as born again children of God, we still have a job to do for these secrets to be revealed to us. For it is written, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened (Matthew 7:7-8; see also Romans 11:33). Every treasure in life is found in the deep and people explore to gain access to them. So also are the secrets of God! A conscious exploration by those in search of them is what grants access to them. It is written, Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost (Luke 15:8-9). That is what we do when something is out of place in our lives. We have so many redemptive rights in Christ; if any of them is missing in our lives; that is what to do. We light a candle and start sweeping until we find it. The Bible says, The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly (Proverbs 20:27). Thus, we must engage our spirit in a search.
2. By Prayer: In Daniel 2, a problem arose and in fury, the king wanted to destroy all the wise men in Babylon but Daniel stepped in, He answered and said to Arioch the king’s captain, Why is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel. Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation. Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions: That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven (Daniel 2:15-19). Daniel and his three other colleagues went to God in a prayer of enquiry. Likewise, for God’s secrets to be delivered to us, we need to go to God in prayer. We are too full of petitions; that’s why we don’t have access into His secrets. We keep asking God to do things for us but never ask Him what we must do.
3. The Love of God: Love is what grants us access to the Father’s secrets. Our love for God is what determines how much of His secrets we have access to or that He reveals to us. The Bible says, But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him (1 Corinthians 2:9). The love of God is what makes us God’s confidant.
4. Purity: God’s secrets are for the pure. For it is written, The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose (Psalm 25:12, 14). Job was a man that feared God and eschewed evil, so God’s secrets were with him; these secrets were what made him an outstanding man of success in his days (Job 29).
Meekness: To gain access into God’s secrets, we also need to live a life of total surrender to the supremacy of God’s wisdom. It is written, The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way (Psalm 25:9). Thus, it takes meekness to enjoy the secrets of God.
In summary, God’s secrets place a man on the highways of success. They are, however, not without a price; though the price is nothing compared with what is to be gained at the end. Success is not free. There is a price tag on it. So, we should endeavour to position ourselves for an individual access into what is made available to all. However, you must be a bonafide child of God to access God’s secrets of success.
Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so. Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me! Now, I know I am born again!
For further reading, please get my books: For further reading, please get my books: Ruling your World, Exploring the Secrets of Success, Success Strategies and Success Systems. I invite you to fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have four services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively. I know this teaching has blessed you. Write and share your testimony with me through: Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, or call 01-4548070, 01-4548280, or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: David Oyedepo Ministries International, Twitter: @DavidOyedepoMin.
Bishop David O. Oyedepo is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, and the founder and presiding bishop of the mega church, Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel.