Bishop David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide spoke to his members about what he did when he saw that the church was not growing.
He revealed that In 1984 when the Church was not growing, he humorously said to himself ‘if this Church keeps growing like this when I’m 100 years old, we will just be 1000 in number.’ He then took a long some brethren and they went on a 3-day fast to inquire of the Lord why the Church wasn’t growing. While they were praying, God directed him to face the Church, then He opened his eyes and saw a layer of thick darkness over the Church.
He then asked ‘God, what is this?’ He said ‘that is the blindfolding weapon the devil is using to misinterpret what he is doing in the Church.’ According to him, he then came against it by the Word of the Lord declaring that ‘there is a light that shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. He then challenged darkness to get out from there and he saw it roll away like a carpet.
After that encounter, God said to him ’keep sowing the seed and as the grass grows the sheep will come for it, and as you keep the grass green, the sheep will lie down there.’ After putting those instructions to work, they experienced an influx of souls into the Church. A year later, God said to him ‘I will through your ministry raise the foundation of many other ministries.’
He then urged his members to ensure that they partake of this ‘Feast of Fat Things’ that will terminate all forms of struggles and tears to see God’s work flourish in their various Church ministries until Christ returns.