Gbemisoke was taught by Rev. Dunamis Okunowo on the 31st of October 2021 at Shouts of Grace Center, Joke Plaza, Beside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija-UI Road, Ibadan.
In his teaching, Rev. Dunamis made mention of the following important points:
Gbemisoke is a Yoruba word referring to God as the lifter up of heads.
Everyone desires to do great things in life (we have dreams, desires, etc), but we must understand that there are some things you need to do for these things to happen:
1. Spiritual Capital
This has to do with the ministry of the Word and prayer.
But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.Acts 6:4 (KJV)
It is only a careless believer that leaves the house without spending time with God in prayer and in the word. The ministry of the Word is what we have to do daily.
One of the areas you don’t outgrow in Christianity is the ministry of the Word and prayer.
Prayer, to God, is fellowship; it’s not a time to slam your requests on God and run away.
If the spiritual capital is not there, even if God lifts up your head, it will go down again.
God looks at you carefully before He lifts up your head; if the lifting of your head will lead you to hell, then God will not lift it. Lack of spiritual capital will limit ‘Gbemisoke’ in your life.
2. The Physical Cost
Grace is not an excuse to be lazy.
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which [was bestowed] upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.1 Corinthians 15:10 (KJV)
The physical cost requires you doing something with the grace of God that has been bestowed on you.
The grace of God is for productivity. Life does not respect those that just quote Scriptures; life respects those that produce. You must produce!
Laziness will only frustrate the grace of God.
Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, [even] to the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.Joshua 1:2-3 (KJV)
God gave them the land, but yet told them “every place that your foot touches becomes yours.” That was their part to fulfill.
If you don’t ‘walk through,’ then you can’t possess the land.
And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, [then] shall thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.Genesis 13:14-17 (KJV)
3. Mental Cost
This speaks of focus, dedication, and diligence.
You cannot excel in anything you don’t focus on. Whatever you don’t focus on you can never become an expert in.
4. Time Cost
God will not bless an abuser of time. You must learn to use time to your advantage.
Furthermore, Rev Dunamis taught from Psalm chapter 3.
LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many [are] they that rise up against me. Many [there be] which say of my soul, [There is] no help for him in God. Selah. But thou, O LORD, [art] a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.Psalm 3:1-3 (KJV)
When you are in a situation where no man can help you, stop running around with men; sit down with God. Gbemisoke is an attribute that fits only God.
It is not important what men are saying, what matters is what God is saying.
When you understand your position in God, you won’t fight back (you won’t take vengence into your hands).
If God is not your shield, you will die in the midst of those troubles.
When God becomes your shield, your enemies are in trouble.
God is a lifter. He desires to lift up!
And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up [herself]. And when Jesus saw her, he called [her to him], and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid [his] hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.Luke 13:11-13 (KJV)
God knows how to straighten destinies that are wobbled.