Archive | September 2015

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID OLAWADE

THE INTERVIEW- MEET THE AUTHOR

Anchor- Akinsumbo Kolawole and Olorunfemi Adeola

Background

  1. Can we meet you?
  2. Can you tell us about your background?
  3. What were your challenges as a growing up lad?

Academics

  1. Can you tell us about the academic institutions you attended?
  2. Why the field of study?
  3. Can you tell us about your experiences from pre-school to the university?
  4. Can you tell us about your academic performance?
  5. What was the driving force behind your performance?
  6. How were you able to combine your service to God and Academics?

Ministry

  1. Can you tell us about your journey as a Christian?
  2. Why a believer?
  3. Can you share with us your experience of serving God as an undergraduate?
  4. Why R.C.C.G?
  5. Are you a Global minister?
  6. Can you tell us about Master Publishing House International?
  7. When did you start writing?
  8. What has been the drive and inspiration?
  9. What is/are the secret(s) of sustaining the call and anointing over the years?
  10. Who are your influences?
  11. Any challenges in the ministry?
  12. What can you say to those out there that God is beckoning to?
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Forward by Pastor (Dr.) Bien Sufficient (Pastor, Dominion City International Church, Ukraine and author of The Single, Ministry and Sexual Purity)

# Pastor (Dr.) Bien Sufficient (Pastor, Dominion City International Church, Ukraine and author of The Single, Ministry and Sexual Purity) on one of the forwards of the book “The Clarion Call For Revival”
#THE FORWARD
THE CLARION CALL FOR REVIVAL
The Clarion Call For Revival by David Olawade is indeed a book for the now. As I go through this book it is clear to me that the author surely knows what he is talking about. I am so encouraged and impressed that this wonderful book is not just talking about theory, but rather carries a message full of practical principles.
This book is a practical guardian for those who want to experience a tremendous change and revival in their lives and in their ministry. The message here is concrete practical and helpful. I will therefore encourage everyone to read this book.
Thank you Pastor David Olawade for a job well done, I am glad to see youths who are sold out and set on fire for the Lord. God bless and increase you greatly. I am looking forward to your next book. More Grace to you.

Divine Increase!
In Him,
Dr. Bien Sufficient.

THE FAIRY TALE; DAVID OLAWADE IS A YEAR OLDER TODAY.

THE FAIRY TALE; DAVID OLAWADE IS A YEAR OLDER TODAY.

Over two decades ago, a child was born and his name is Olawade Olabamidele David. His father almost lost his life on the day of his birth as he survived a ghastly motorcycle accident that day. He was nursed on the same day with his father also receiving treatment in the same hospital.

On his naming ceremony, his father managed to attend which resulted in his father giving him only two names due to severe pains and bruises he sustained by the accident. The Pastor in charge of the ceremony declared; “and his name shall be David, Olamilekan”. The name Olabamidele was given to him by his uncle same day as he wondered if there was scarcity of name that season.

He is greatly loved by this mother and he demonstrated his love also to his mother since he was a toddler. On a particular day, he tried to help his mother get water from the flask to prepare his meal. Due to his little knowledge, he mistakenly poured hot water on his right leg (scar still present). He cried vehemently with his mother as he still remembers the word of his mother as she said in their native language “Iwo omo yi oni pami (this child, you won’t kill me)”.

He grew and increased in the wisdom, favour and strength as academic excellence followed him like a shadow that will not leave him all through his primary, secondary and tertiary institution. He was always the overall best student throughout his secondary school which also resulted in him having a second class upper division Bachelor of Science Degree Honours in Chemical Science at the University and an Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Ministry.

He is the third child in a family of five (three boys and two girls). At point in his life, his parents went through a financial hardship which almost hindered his ambition of being successful. This hardship resulted to him involving in mania jobs after the completion of his secondary school such as bricklaying, packing and sales of sand he packed from his neighbours gutters, hawking in the market, installation of satellites (DSTV) and so on. Despite the challenges, he always believes in himself as he was conscious of the seed of greatness he carries inside of him.

He sailed through the oceans of depression and made challenges his stepping stone. He is self-motivated and ambitious. His wit makes him stand out among his peers as his peers attest to the fact that he is endowed with wisdom.

He was pitied by some during his early days as a teenager ditto the financial status of his family but now an envy to many. Sometime ago, his father cried bitterly over his inability to provide what he has on mind for him but now a laughing stock to his father. Many parents look at him and declared to him unconsciously; “I wish you are my son” on different accounts.

He is born again, filled with the Holy Ghost and anointed a prophet for this generation for Revival, Spiritual re-awakening and Global Revolution. God has used him and still using him to heal the sick, for deliverance, to set free the oppressed and to be light of salvation to many.

He is a role model and mentor to many in the faith and academic system. He is a barrier breaker, impact maker, pathfinder, pace setter and trailblazer. He is a seed that serves the Lord that will be counted for a generation. His joy is to expand the kingdom of God on earth, depopulate hell and shine the light of salvation to the nations of the earth via the call of God upon his life.

He is a minister of the new convenant, a global and itinerant minister of God’s word, a revivalist, researcher and a consultant. He is also a prolific writer; author of books and articles as his weekly publications online is touching many lives in over twelve countries of the world. He is the CEO of Masterpiece Publishing House International and an E-publisher.

TILL THE DAY OF SHOWING FORTH; I WILL WAIT UNTIL I AM THIRTY

TILL THE DAY OF SHOWING FORTH; I WILL WAIT UNTIL I AM THIRTY

After years of waiting with an intensified thirst for the anointing, tears have fallen from my eyes, the zeal and the passion for this requirement is driving me day by day. How long am I to wait my father? I want to take over nations for you. I want to bring hope to the hopeless that they may glorify you. I want to depopulate the kingdom of darkness, I want to set free the captive, I want to deliver the oppressed and heal the sick.

And the Lord said;

“After ## years I will take you to the apostolic phase of your ministry with signs and wonders following you like a shadow”

When will it be Lord?

“And himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli” – Luke 3:23.

Some of the things you have prayed for and have not received, are not because you did not pray aright. Sometimes it’s because you are not yet “thirty years” of age.

John the Baptist was about thirty years when he began ministry. The Bible says that the priest that were counted for the work of the Lord were those that were thirty years old and above.

“Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward” – 1 Chron. 23:3.

“And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising” 0 Isaiah 60:3.

“And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh King of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.” – Gen 41:46.

Lord when will it come to past? When will kings and president of nations minister to me?

David began to reign when he was thirty Years old.

“David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and reigned forty years” – 2Sam 5:4.

There is a season for everything. I have planned for your life. Be patient and wait for me. When it’s the season for your blessing to come, it will surely arrive. There will be no delay. Pray and cry no more. Don’t think you have done something wrong. It’s only because the season for your anointing has not come.

Do not give up on your faith. Keep believing and hoping that the right season will come to your anointing. “Don’t give up”, until you begin to be about “thirty years” nothing will happen. Your time will come as surely as the night follows the day. It will come at the season that t have determined it.

Even though you are full of the word and the Holy Spirit, there is still the right time to receive certain things and blessings. When it’s the rainy season, you don’t have to call for the rain. You don’t need to fast and pray for the rain. The rain itself will pour on you because its season has come.

“Ask ye of the Lord rain IN THE TIME of the latter rain: so the Lord shall make bright clouds and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field” – Zech. 10:1.

Hands may not be laid on you, men may not touch you but the words I speak to you have the anointing power. Believe that the right season is coming upon you to have anointing power.

“You will be the Benson Idahosa of this generation”

It will be sudden (Acts 2:2)! I will do a great thing. I will heal your mind. I will heal your soul and heal your life. I will turn you around. I will put your feet on a rock to stay.

“And Jacob awake out of his sleep, and he said, surely the Lord is in this place and I know it not” – Gen. 28:16.

I am with you; my blessings are right beside you. I will forgive you and save you when you call upon me. There is no greater work than my work. I am sending you to go out there for me.

“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him IN ALL THINGS, which is the head, even Christ” – Eph. 4:15.

You must grow up into me in all things. This means that you grow up in healing, miracles and manifestations of the Holy Spirit. You must grow up in your understanding of the administration of the Holy Spirit. You must grow up in the working and the moves of the Spirit.

“But the manifestation of the spirit is given to everyman to profit with” – 1 Cor. 12:1-7.

Take heed unto thyself! Quench not the spirit! My power will overshadow you.

I AM WHO I AM

I AM WHO I AM

I am not limited by what is limiting the world, I am not moved by what I see or feel, I am moved by what I believe because the available in me is able to settle my impossibility.

By vision I know what to do, by wisdom I know how to do it and by power I crush every opposition on my way. If am going to doubt something, I doubt my limits because I don’t even see them.

I understand that sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right because life without problems is like a school without classes. I would rather lose in a cause that will someday win than win in a cause that will someday lose. Instead of giving reasons why I can’t, I give reason why I can because I can do all things through Christ Jesus. I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

In reading the lives of great men, I found out that the first victory they won was over self and I know to get control of my life, I must first get control of myself. There is never enough time to do everything but there is always enough time to do that which is important.

My heritage is understanding success, I don’t wish it is easier, I wish I am better; I don’t wish for less problem, I wish for more skills; I don’t wish for less challenge, I wish for more wisdom because wisdom is a principal thing in my triumph in life.

God has not promised a smooth sailing but a safe landing, so I will study and prepare myself, one day opportunity will come because small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises and the more I prepare the luckier I appear. I won’t appear like it, I will be it because great men are not known for everything, and they are known for something specific.

The Life of a giant/champion is in what he does regularly; to reach a great height I need a great depth. To get a great depth is by continuous and continual digging. Every day in every way by the grace of God, I am getting better and better through positive attitude, spoken words of faith and disciplined actions.

Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it, I know life is a risk without the power of God at work in me. I will only be remembered for two things; the problems I solve and the problems I create. I will act the way I would like to be and soon I will be the way I act. The state of my mind determines the quality of my heart.

If I think life is a party, my primary value will be having fun, if I see life as a race, I will value speed and will probably be in a hurry most of the time. If I view life as a marathon, I will value endurance, if I see life as a battle or game, winning will be important to me. Life is a test a, a trust and a temporary assignment.

My purpose is what I use to evaluate which activities are essential and which aren’t because people who don’t know there purpose try to do much. The purpose of life is simply to live a life of purpose; with no reason to get up in the morning, life can start to get you down.

Failure will never overtake me, if my determination to succeed is strong enough. I have got to get up every morning with determination if I am going to go to bed with satisfaction because I know the surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.

I am willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity; I will give up to go up. I feel unhappy and confused with my life when I don’t do the focus or calling that God has on my life. I have to sow excellent seeds to have an excellent life which starts with sowing an excellent thought. I must manage my thought life daily and then I can manage my life, the sum of all my thoughts comprises my overall attitudes. When my attitudes out distance my abilities even the impossible becomes possible. My success stops where my character stops, I can never rise above the limitation of my character.

To stay focused in life, I can’t know everyone, I can’t do everything, I can’t go everywhere, I have to pick and choose between good and a bit better. If I don’t change the direction I am going, then I am likely to end up where I am heading. I will stay focused instead of getting offended or off track by others. I will stay focused on what God has assigned me to do, keep my mind on what I am doing.

I must do right before I feel good, everything begins with a decision, and I have to manage my decision for the rest of my life. I will not desire to look for the exception instead I desire to become exceptional. I want do make a difference with people who want to make a difference and doing something that makes a difference.

“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now as an old man, I realize that if long ago I changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed change the world”- by PG. GOALVANISE

A man who truly cannot define himself cannot be stable and consistent in life. I don’t depend on people to know who I am; I depend on revelation to know who I am. There are many potential in me that nobody on earth has an idea yet.

“Inside of me is a generation

 Against all odds my best is yet to come,

 I believe in vision, I believe in revelation, I believe in    prophesy,

 The clock ticks, and it signals I have but a limited time”       

Men of purpose are always tired because there is what to do with what they have. My purpose has the capacity to employ me for a lifetime; the treasure in me has the capacity to engage me for a lifetime. Greater things are ahead of me, the world awaits my manifestation.

I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be brave, for there are those who suffer; I would be friend to all……the foe, the friendless; I would be giving, and forget the gift; I would be humble, for I know my weakness; I would look up, and laugh and love and lift.

The world has no patience for the failure; I won’t spend my life existing instead of living. I will not remain a failure, failure is success hidden. Successful people always have more failure in their lives than the average people. I will not give excuse of why I failed; I will give reason for my success because an excuse is a lazy man’s apology.

F-First

 A-Attempt

 I-In

 L-Learning

“Failure is the price of success, therefore, you must fail to succeed and the only way to succeed is to be willing to fail”- JOHN MAXWELL

The tragedy of life is not poverty but failure to discover one’s hidden talents. I must know where I want to be before I can discover how to get there. I believe that an opportunity does not stay for too long, so I will make the best use of it when it comes. I will sacrifice pleasure for opportunity; I will live by principles when others are living by opinions.

The beauty of life does not depend on how happy I am but how happy others are because of me. Until I identify the problems God wants me to solve on earth, I cannot die a happy man. I will do the best I know how to do, the very best I can do and I will keep doing it until the end.

I am the only one who can do what I can do by the power of the Holy Ghost at work in me. There is nothing in a caterpillar that gives man a clue that it will one day become a butterfly, the world will arise at the level of revelation in me. My confidence is the call of God upon my life, the one who has sent me has not forsaken me.

I will not give up; life is a series of outcome. My setbacks are set ups for God to show forth his almightiness, giving up is not an option for me. God will always use what I am doing to bless me; therefore I will find something to do.

It is not doing my best that will change my life, because my best may not make my life better but it is doing the right thing at the right time. To change my situation, I must change my lifestyle and totality in me. Change of diet and environment will not help me if I will not change my thoughts.

“To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning”- HENRY DAVID THOREAU

“A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labour and an invisible labour”- VICTOR HUGO

“We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or acts. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them”- BUDDHA

The road to success is always under construction and construction is an activity with series of changes, I am the chief architect of my dream. I will give my best time to the most challenging situation that comes my way.

Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential and sowing seed that benefits others with the fear of God. Success is not a comparison of what I have done and what others have not done. Success is not to be pursued only; it is to be attracted by who I become.

“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear”- BRIAN TRACY

Great men are not found on the field of pleasures, they are found under the tent of meditation. Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about themselves and small people talk about people. I will keep quiet about what I know; I will not advertise my ignorance. I will talk when I have something to say, I will not talk because I have to say something. I will never express myself more clearly than I think.

“A man is ordinarily what he thinks he is, his character being the complete totality of his being”- ANONYMOUS

I am not discouraged; every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

“Don’t let life discourage you, everyone who get where he is had to begin where he was”- RICHARD L. EVANS

My speed in life is determined by the quality of information at my disposal. I am responsible for where I am due to the level of information I have.

“If you don’t get expose on time, you begin to decompose. To be expose is to be enthrone while to be unexposed is to be dethroned”- BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO

“The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best of information”- BENJAMIN DISRAELI

My dream will not come true until I wake up and work on it because ideas without actions are worthless. If I can dream it, then I can do it because God will never give a dream without the power to fulfill it.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”- ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

I will not think in terms of limitations, I will think in terms of possibilities. I will not worry when I am not recognized, but I will strive to be worthy of recognitions.

Ask me not what my grandfather was, for I am more concerned with my grandson would be”- ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

I am God’s work in progress; I will make the purpose in my heart stronger than the pain in my body. There is no limit in what I can achieve in my lifetime. Giving up too soon turns trouble into tragedies.

I will not sell my tomorrow to buy today; it may be cheap now but costly later. I cannot be like everyone else and be an example; an example is always different/peculiar.

I will let the word I speak determine the company I keep because an eagle that mingles with chicken will one day forget how to fly. An eagle that keeps fellowship with vultures cannot fly at his peak; it is the way I behave that people will believe.

“Everyone is a genius, If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid”- ALBERT EINSTEIN.

Life ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine my values and goals. I will use all obstacles as a stepping stones to build the life I want.

Follow up article of “WHO AM I?”.

WHO AM I?

WHO AM I?

“Then went King David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, WHO AM I, O LORD GOD? And what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?”- 2 Samuel 7:18.

My confidence is the call of God upon my life, the one who sent me has not forsaken me. I want to help everyone around me find their calling and be successful in life. I am obliged to do that! I will make every effort possible, use whatever I have and do whatever I can to help everyone I get in contact with become the kind of person God wants them to be.

My goal is not to give more information but to create a hunger and thirst for God within people, to re-awaken their desire to obtain more spiritual life in Jesus: from grace to grace (John 1:16), from strength to strength (Psalms 84:7), from faith to faith (Romans 1:17), glory to glory (2 Cor. 3:18) and grow brighter and brighter (Prov. 4:8).

I know what God has called me to do and I press towards that goal. I have not reached that goal yet; but I know that in order to reach it, I do not have to run ahead of God.

I have learnt not to allow any present comfort, satisfaction or challenge to stop me from making spiritual progress. I want to keep dreaming of greater things to do, envisioning new horizons to reach and taking strides to accomplish old and new goals.

I have only one passion. It is Jesus, Jesus only.

“My identity is in eternity and my homeland is heaven. I cared not where or how I lived or what hardships to go through that i could but gain souls to Christ”- (David Brainerd). 
I am determined to be a vessel through which God will manifest His power in this end-time.
I am a faith Builder. I lead men out of the wilderness of sense knowledge into the highland of our privileges in Christ, which is a shepherd’s responsibility through life-giving words, love-building words, faith-creating words, healing-perfecting, deliverance-ministering words, hope-restoring words and salvation-accessing words.
“I long for the conversion of souls more sensibly than for anything else”- (Phillip Doddrige).
“I am a broken-hearted man; not for myself but on account of others, God has given me such a sight of the value of precious souls that i cannot live if souls are not saved” (John Smith).
Every day in every way by the grace of God I am getting better and better through positive attitude, spoken words of faith and disciplined action.

please read the follow up article “I AM WHO I AM”.

“The Clarion Call For Revival is now online”: About the book

#‎Glory‬ to God, the Book “The Clarion Call For Revival is now online”.
#About the book:
“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand”- Revelation 1:3.
Blessed be the day of the Lord when He said this to me which resulted to compiling this book:
“prepare the way for I am coming soon, make known my ways to all nations, establish the truth in their heart for I am the truth, save them from obscurity, stop them from threading the fast lane of decadence, let the banner of righteousness be raised and let ungodliness and immorality depart among them, behold I come to take my place”, “have I not told you to occupy till I come; I mean occupy all sectors without leaving a vacuum for the devil to reign among you; occupy the entertainment sector, occupy the government, occupy the fashion world; behold I cometh”
“Christians are to blame for not being revived than sinners are for not being converted”- Charles Grandison Finney.
The necessity is placed on us to revive our spirit, energize our soul and put our body under subjection. Christ has caused us to triumph over everything called spiritual dryness and weariness. The Holy Spirit is ready to initiate a re-awakening and an unfailing thirst in us. Our submissiveness and consciousness to this signal is predicated on our absolute awareness to the need of being revived.
“Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?”- Psalms 85:6.
“The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth, the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men”- Joel 1:12.
The dryness of our spirit has robbed us of the joy of God. Many are sober, frustrated and weary. What you need is to be revived. The nations are desolate, agonies here and there. This leads me to only one answer; Revival! Revival!! Revival!!!
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