Shiloh is a divine mandate delivered to God’s servant, the Apostle over this commission, Bishop David Oyedepo. It is the annual gathering of Winners ordained for the supernatural change of story for every participant Jos. 18:1-3. In God’s kingdom, the understanding of the believer is what defines his experience Pro. 21:16; Mat. 13:23. In essence, our understanding of what Shiloh is, will determine our outcome from it.
What is Shiloh?
Dominion is God’s design for man and particularly His children on the earth Psa. 8:4-6. But dominion is a function of power; the level to which the believer is empowered is the level to which he will walk in dominion Psa. 66:3; 110:1-3. Shiloh is the appointed place for empowerment, which will enable the believer to exercise dominion in life Jos. 18:1.
Redemption gives the believer access to a 7-fold inheritance package Rev. 5:10. These 7-fold inheritance package when fully delivered will restore the believer back to the original position of dominion man was created for, before the fall 2Pet. 1:3; Jn. 10:10. But these inheritances are only delivered as we build our knowledge of God through His word Acts 20:32. Shiloh is the appointed place for encounter with God’s word, resulting in the delivery of the missing inheritance of the believer 1Sam. 3:21; Jos. 18:3.
Shiloh is an appointed place for word-feast, where God gathers His people to feed them with His word like no other place Isa. 25:6-8. And the end result of feasting on the word includes the following:
When veils are taken away, the believer can behold the light in God’s word and gain command over darkness and the life in general 2Cor. 4:4; Jn. 1:5; Isa. 60:1-3.
Reproach means disgrace; as one gains knowledge of the word through the word-feast, grace multiplies and every disgrace is cleared off 2Pet. 1:2; Joel 2:25-26; Isa. 61:8.
Until the book (God’s word) opens, weeping will continue Rev. 5:3-4. By the word-feast at Shiloh, the Spirit of God will be opening the book to the believer, thereby terminating his tears Psa. 30:11.
As we feast on the word, we access greater depth in the knowledge of God, which actualizes eternal life in our lives Jn. 17:3. By this, death loses its power on the believer’s life 1Cor. 15:25-26,54-55.
Faith is the Believer’s Access to all Kingdom Blessings.
Every blessing of God’s kingdom can be accessed only by faith Mat. 9:29; Mk. 6:5-6; Lk. 1:45; Jms. 1:5-7. Without faith, the believer cannot receive anything from God. In essence, our faith is vital to enjoy all that Shiloh offers.
What then is Faith?
‘Things hoped for’ and ‘things not yet seen’ means expectation. In essence, faith substantiates expectation or turns expectation to reality. This means, expectation is vital for faith to be productive. When the scriptures therefore say ‘have faith’, it simply means have a living expectation! The way to build a living expectation is to make God’s word the source of one’s expectation Job 14:7-9.
Scriptural Examples of the Power of Expectation.
In the midst of the backslidden and idolatry state of the nation, Elijah had great expectation of restoration of Israel back to God 1Kgs. 18:21-39. He subdued the nation by his expectation-pregnant faith, and got the entire nation turned back to God 1Kgs. 18:40-46.
By their expectation, they rendered the fiery furnace powerless over their lives Dan. 3:17-28. The same fire that slew those that only came close; they walked inside of it and came out unhurt.
Daniel through his expectation stopped the mouth of hungry lions, as they were turned to pets in his hands Dan. 6:20-23; Heb. 11:33.
She was strong with expectation, and by it stopped the flow of blood which has defiled all medical solution and devoured her 12 years earnings Lk. 8:40-48.
His expectation invoked God’s power, which restored him to wholeness Acts 3:5-6,16.
In conclusion, without any doubt, Shiloh is a place ordained by God for meeting with God that will result in dramatic change of story. Faith is vital to enjoy all these that are available at Shiloh, but faith is vain without expectation Pro. 24:13-14. Therefore, to make the most of Shiloh one vital thing is to have living expectation. Going to Shiloh without well-defined expectation is simply going on spiritual tourism. Going to Shiloh without setting word-based expectation is observing the ritual of pilgrimage. Our expectation at Shiloh is the covenant force that will bring an end to every storm in our lives Pro. 23:18. We must keep our expectation high, so as to make the most of the wonders that awaits us at Shiloh 2022 Psa. 62:5.
To anyone reading this that will love to give his/her life to Christ, pray this prayer out loud with me from your heart: “Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you today. Forgive me my sins; wash me with your blood. I believe you died for me, on the third day you rose again that I may be justified. Right now, I believe that my sins are forgiven; I’m justified by your blood; I’m born-again; I’m saved; I’m a child of God; I’m free from the power of sin to serve the living God. Thank you Jesus for receiving me; thank you Jesus for restoring me; thank you Jesus for