Oyedepo encourages Nigerians to embrace hardwork


The President of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has encouraged Nigerians to embrace hardwork, noting that there is dignity in labour.

The cleric made this statement while preaching at the 40th Holy Ghost Convention of the Christ Life Church, titled: The King of Glory, at the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. 

Oyedepo said, “You don’t stand idle, doing nothing, in a business place. He who does not work should not eat. By doing nothing in the kingdom, you are not adding any value. There is nothing in doing nothing.

“The King of Glory says: ‘Occupy till I come.’ You must always be on duty because you don’t know the time he is coming. May you be found on duty when he comes.”

He continued, “What are we expected to be doing as we are expecting his coming? You must be found working. You must always be engaged. Though he is coming for rapture, he has always been coming for our appraisal.

“Stay awake. It’s your turn to change position. In all labour, there is a profit. I must say that nothing is greater than serving God, and having a heart for God. You must be committed to soul-winning. An investment in soul-winning touches the heart of God. The real seed that adds value to your life is soul-winning.

“The choice to serve God distinguishes people anywhere. Anybody serving God is ordained to be distinguished in his endeavors. It is a risk to stand idle at this time. Be steadfast.

“Then, take any step to go forward. That is keeping going. What you don’t begin, you don’t finish. It is a beginner that will become a finisher. You have to stay awake because a state of slumber is a risk.”

Christ Life Church was founded by Bishop Wale Oke in 1983. He is the current National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).

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