Green Pastures Today



Brighter Day and Year

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. Proverbs 4:18-19.

One of the inspiring words that I hear repeatedly from my father, Bishop David Oyedepo is “you will never have a better yesterday, and a better last year“. This may sound ordinary to some but a reminder of the effect and influence of light for life.

Darkness is helpless in the presence of light. The intensity of darkness cannot withstand the entrance of light. The light commandment and the covenant from the beginning has continued till date. The light out of darkness covenant is a bright and shining more and more. Everyday is an improvement on the previous day, the light for today is brighter than yesterday. The brighter light is for the brighter and better life.

I say also as my father has said, you shall never have a better yesterday neither a better last year!

“The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”John 1:2-5.

Light did not shine once and for all but more and more. Darkness has no answer to the light of life, neither is Hell able to cope with light invasion. Many that predicted the decline in the light of Christ have become victims of light invasion.

Light from heaven turned the persecutor and prosecutor Saul to apostle Paul, the same light is for your turnaround. The light shines in darkness with more intensity and brightness resulting in better living, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. A better day is not a wish, neither a better year unusual; light connection ensures a better and brighter future. 

Your better and perfect days lies ahead!

“For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalms 16:10-11.


Thank your dear Father for the franchise of better and brighter days and years ahead. No more good old days, better and brighter days lie ahead for me by the light of Christ Jesus 


By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king:for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Hebrews 11:27.

Every time I am on the road driving, I look out for different types of drivers. The long distance, short distance and casual drivers are easily spotted by their attitude behind the wheels.
So also is the race of life, what’s driving you? The future, the present or the past. What you see determines how you live. It’s a great tragedy to be alive without a vision or dream for life.
It’s like dying before ever being born.

Every man born of a woman has a purpose to fulfill in life. Your birth is important but your purpose is more important. Dreams and visions are the unveiling of the purpose of God for you.
It keeps your eye on the future, there’s no better way than to be driven by vision.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10.

A vision or dream is the unveiling of the plans and purposes of God. It gives focus, drive, direction with a clear destination in view. Moses forsook Egypt, because he saw a better future in pictures.
Some call for caution due to deviants of visions and dreams such as hallucinations which is a psychiatric issue.
Many actually thought Moses was insane leaving Egypt for nowhere. The future is limited by sight and hearing but unveiled by revelation. A vision drives you from your present bus stop to your purposed destination of greatness. Those that connect to the invisible God take hold of their dream and vision for living. Those with their eyes on the future make all the difference in their generation.
Those that see the invisible accomplish the impossible; a dream come true.

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalms 16:11.

Prayer: Dear Father, creator of the eyes to see and heart to receive vision and dreams. Thank you for unveiling the future and driving me on the paths of life. May your word continually drive me on the right paths in Jesus name.


For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11.

There are two groups of persons in life, one says “if tomorrow comes” and the other “when tomorrow comes“.
These are two levels of preparation in life; which group do you belong to? Dreams and visions are the pictures of tomorrow revealed today, what are you doing about it? Tomorrow is the embodiment of human expectations; while some prepare for it some wait for it without preparation. Today is that tomorrow we talked about yesterday, are you prepared?

While we don’t have charge of tomorrow, we have a responsibility to prepare for tomorrow. Some persons that see tomorrow as being far away also see the future as being further away. Only prepared persons gain access to prepared places in life.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10.

The key facts is that God has a plan for you, as sure as tomorrow, there’s a future prepared for you. It is revealed or shown as visions, dreams or the revealed word. The picture of the future is accessible personally, it is not known to third parties. They are shown so that you could prepare for the future now. The future begins now, you preparations determines the unveiling of God’s plan.

Guessing is not a strategy, waiting is the shortcut to wasting away. The future comes as sure as tomorrow comes, the force of preparation launches you forward. The palace is accessible only to prepare persons.

“Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon:and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.”Genesis 41:14.

Prayer: Thank you father for showing me my future in pictures so that I can prepare for my prepared places. The future is my expected end, grace to do the expected things today to gain access to my expected places in life when tomorrow comes in Jesus name.


I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:1-3.

The sky is very wide, the birds fly freely without colliding with one another. A closer look shows that each group of birds have an altitude of flight. By nature and design, some birds fly at low altitude while some others fly at higher altitudes. Before every flight the flight plan of an airplane is communicated to the crew including the altitude of flight. God has a plan for everyone, it is written and plain for all to read. Unfortunately not all do see it, neither do all receive it. Life is not a guess, only those that have a plan take off in the race of life.

Vision is the picture of your future, the paths to walk on and the way to go. Without vision or clear direction, confusion prevails and the destination is not in view. Instructions deliver from destruction, confusion is terminated by direction. The vision is written for reference, a run is inspired with every read.

“And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not:behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” Revelation 5:4-5.

The word of God is the book of vision, it is life instructions & commandments. Weeping continues until life details are discovered from the book. “A closed book is a closed destiny” says a wise man. The law of life, the path to take, the way to go is obtained from the book. This is the manual for the race of life; many are stranded without the book. God has a plan for you, it’s in the book; Christ unveils the plan from the book.

The path of life is your highway to distinction and it’s written of you in the book. God’s plan is worth waiting for, the book reveal the picture of your future. Those that read, see the end and run with the word to their distinction in life. The vision is shortcut from the current location to your expected end.

“Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.” Hebrews 10:5-7.

 Prayer: my dear father, I now know that the shortcut to my desired destination is vision and revelation of your word. May I read and run with every word revealed in Jesus name. I hereby subscribe to the book of vision for lifetime direction.


And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. Joel 2:28-29.

Prophecy is the gift of Christ to the church, it is not to some but to all. Every child of God can prophesy, but not all are Prophets, The ability to prophesy does not confer on all the office of the Prophet. Some may wonders if there are Prophets in the Church?  Yes of course, they stand in the office, receiving and speaking  the mind of God over his people, congregations, nations and generations.

They also confirm the mind of God on your life by the word of God. Every child of God has access to the mind of God concerning the issues of your life. The secrets of God are revealed to you though the word of God, visions, dreams and prophecy.
Jesus wants you to be your own prophet, you don’t need to seek a Prophet. Every word of God is prophetic, it reveals the secrets of God to every heart. The picture of your future are written on the pages of scriptures.

“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” 2 Peter 1:19-20.

Light and understanding from the pages of scriptures open the eyes to see and the heart to perceive the mind of God. The secrets of God are open to all and written in his book. Instructions, directions, correction are documented for reference.

The prophetic word is the first step to opening the door of prophecy. The light of Christ reveals, illuminates and shines on your path. Those that see the pictures of the future speak about it before they enter into it.

Prophecy is light to the paths of your life; those that see it, say it and become what they see. The word of God is the key that open the eyes to see from the pages your heritage in life. You don’t need a Prophet, become your own prophet by the prophetic word. The future begins now, today; if you can see it!
It’s the first day of the prophetic calendar!

“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” Proverbs 4:18.

Prayer; My father, I am thankful that every word of God is prophetic, instructive, directive and corrective. The pictures of my future is not hidden from me but written in the pages of scriptures. Light for my paths receive i now to see the secrets in the book in Jesus name.


Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world:he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. John 8:12-13.

Light is a necessity for life, whether it’s light from the son or from the sun. Light determines the seasons of life on earth. Jesus is the light of the world and he gives the light of life. The sun is a necessity for human existence, the light of Christ is for life; temporal and eternal.
While all is offered freely light from the sun, the light of Christ requires subscription. The light of life is the cure for the pervasive darkness in the world. Many have confused the light from the sun with the light of life.
Some may wonder at the need for another source of light which is Christ.
The manifestation of light from the sun is limited, the light of Christ opens the door to extraordinary living.

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people:
but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.” Isaiah 60:1-3.

Darkness is so common that many have accepted it as normal lifestyle. The difference between night and day is sunlight, but the distinction between confusion and vision is the light of Christ. The light of Christ reveals the picture of your future from the pages of scriptures.
No one ever stumbles on what he can see. Stumbling in life is the proof of darkness. Also failure, falling and fooling around are the tell-tale it’s signs. Direction is the evidence of light from the son, the light of life.
Those that have the light rise in life never to fall again. They keep rising not just once and for all but continuous rising from glory to glory. When light comes, rising is sure but that is the light of life.

No more rising and falling, light is the key to continuous rising in life.

“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.” Proverbs 4:18-19.

Prayer: My father, thank you for the gift of light of life in your son Jesus Christ. His light is my eternal right to life. My paths are shining more and mores have no occasion for stumbling this year in Jesus name.

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