First you need to understand that revelation has a personal effect on people. Your spiritual father’s revelation will only work for you if that revelation has a personal effect on you. What I mean is, if the Holy Spirit breathes on that revelation in your heart, then it would make applicable sense to you.
I started listening to sermons about kingdom financial principles since 2010, but those revelations didn’t have any effect on me until I gave more attention to it in 2017. The more I listened, the more the Holy Spirit enlivened certain words in my heart.
When I say “effect”, I simply mean the faith and conviction to act on what you heard. You may listen to or read about all my secrets on financial prosperity and still not get the faith to act. And as long as you don’t get the faith to act, whatever you do to honour those secrets you learnt may eventually frustrate you. It’s why we have many people who although tithe and give to the poor, yet live frustrated lives. Their practice wasn’t built on personal convictions.
Bishop David Oyedepo would often tell us the secrets that launched him into a realm of financial prosperity, but despite all those years of listening to the secrets and even practicing them, my faith wasn’t really involved. I was still unstable with my tithing, my offerings were inconsistent, and giving to the poor was out of the equation.
Come to think of it, I really needed financial breakthrough those period, which is clearly why I attempted to practice the revelations and secrets he shared. But it seemed like the more I practiced, the more frustrated I became.
Things changed when I encountered a personal revelation through the same teachings. It might interest you to know that the words that had an effect on me and instantly built faith and conviction in my heart didn’t have anything to do with his personal secrets, they were just casual statements that were made during the teaching. For instance, I heard Bishop David Abioye say, “I give every day, no matter how little”. The moment I heard that, I felt challenged to give everyday. I also heard him say “Giving is an opportunity; every opportunity to give is an opportunity to receive”. I stopped seeing giving as a burden from that day forward.
Months later I met a man of God that told me that he increases his tithe by one percent every year. Faith entered my heart to start increasing my tithe by one percent every year as well. When I saw the effect the increase had on me, I increased by five percent and then by ten percent. Currently, it’s thirty percent. My faith is so strong that I’m not afraid of doing ninety percent.
So for me, beyond the principles or secrets was how they practiced them. It was the “How” that built faith in my heart, not the principles.
As I conclude, faith comes by hearing and understanding the word of God. If all you did was to hear, then you may not get good results when you practice. But if you understand it, you’d practice it with clear convictions. When faith or conviction comes concerning a matter, you’d know, because it would immediately move you to act. If it doesn’t move you to act or if you feel doubts as you act on it, then you haven’t contacted faith for it.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!