I have always been a guy with a tendency to be sad and gloomy before I came across this book, but since I came across the nuggets in this book, my life has never been the same. I can never remain sad or gloomy again by the grace of God!
According to Bishop David Oyedepo, there are two major ways by which we receive divine direction or instructions the Word of God and the voice of the Spirit.
One key thing I’ve learnt from this book is that in order to hear the voice of the Spirit you must come with joy in your heart, and with gladness of heart.
“Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:3
You need joy to hear God’s voice of direction. If you’re not joyful, your access to Him will be blocked. It takes joy to gain access into the mysteries of the kingdom of God. It is a great secret for triumph. Joy must be in place before you can understand the things of God, for it is with joy that you draw revelations and instructions from God.
“Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the mighty One of Israel. And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard…” Isaiah 30:29-30
When will He cause His glorious voice to be heard? Only when you come to Him with a song and with gladness of heart! If there’s no gladness of heart, you become deaf to the voice of God. But when there’s gladness in your heart and a song in your mouth, then the Lord causes His glorious voice of direction to be heard. Let nothing take your joy from you. Hold fast unto it. Somebody once said, “Happiness is not found, it is created.” If you’re not a happy son of God, you will never be a winning son (Deuteronomy 28:47-48). It is compulsory to be happy. In fact, it is dangerous to be sad or gloomy! If you must win in life, you must be joyful. Every time you’re broken, you lose very precious things such as divine direction. Satan steals it from you. Hear this again: until there’s a song in your heart, you never hear the sound from heaven.