The General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (aka Winners’ Chapel International), Bishop David Oyedepo, has said the church will soon become the major avenue for solving the world’s socio-economic and spiritual problems. The cleric prophesied that the new function of the church would make people around the world rely on it as the sanctuary for sundry challenges.
He said all the world’s economic problems could be solved by the church in this era of the latter days. According to him, it is a divine ordination that God has turned the church into a problem-solving arena and God’s agenda for Zion.
Bishop Oyedepo said the annual Shiloh was set up to position believers for greatness.
Such manifestation is what has ushered the church into the golden era, the cleric said.
Bishop Oyedepo addressed a crowd of worshipers at this year’s Shiloh celebration in Canaanland Otta, Ogun State. He spoke on the topic: Unveiling the Exceeding Riches of His Grace.
The theme for this year’s Shiloh is: Exceeding Grace.
Bishop Oyedepo noted that some people see salvation as a mere religious identity for which they attend church services.
He, however, explained that salvation is a virtue that should be safely guarded for believers to be partakers of the exceeding graces of God and in the last days of the church.
According to him, redemption seems to be the only escape from the ordeals of life.
Bishop Oyedepo said redemption is beyond acquiring material things of life, adding: “What will it profit a man if he gets all that is in the world and loses his own soul?”
The cleric quoted from Ephesians 2:4-6 to buttress his statement.
He said: “Because grace is a divine gift of God and not works or man, we are worth nothing except by grace which gives us value and causes us to have the seven fold redemptive treasures we have in Christ, as seen in Revelation 5:12.”
Bishop Oyedepo told the congregation that by the revelation God gave him in 1976, he had the fortitude to dominate the church arena.
According to him, this explains why the seat of power rests there.
The cleric said the present generation would produce people who would be greater than the great men in the Bible.