How the journey began
One beautiful Wednesday in the early part of the year 1988,brother Gideon Oyedepo gave his life to Jesus Christ at the evening service of living faith church, E 5 Ramat close, Ungwar Rimi,Kaduna.He has lived up to this as a member of one zealously religious and family of the professors of Christian faith in cherubim and seraphim church.That event however marked a turning point in the life of Brother Gideon. He continued to grow in the word and to be led by the Holy Ghost.
After the experience, recalls Bro. Gideon, I began to hear from heaven.Holidaying in the home of prophet James Ayanda, at Abappa area of Kaduna, the lord began to make himself known to the young man. He puts it in the following words;I saw a vision .i was in a fine garden field, an orange plantation. The garden was well fenced, but those who dwelt in the garden all ignored the fruits of the trees.
Right in the garden, an angel came and put bright and sharp transparent lenses on my eyes and I began to see deep mysteries. Then I did not ask him what I needed to do next. Instead I rushed towards the gate and he asked me to look back. I looked back and saw ; behold ripe oranges falling down to the ground because there was no one to harvest and those in the garden did not bother, So the voice said to me I have appointed you to take care to prevent the rest from destruction.
On another occasion in the year 1989, Brother Gideon Oyedepo said an angel came visiting again. He spoke and said that bro Gideon Oyedepo is commissioned to preach the word of Revival and the spirit of God would be there to convict men. Bro Gideon said he asked the angel to prove this point. the spirit from God told him to go and preach to the children in the house and wait for confirmation.
This Saturday morning bro Gideon said I got downstairs to the sitting room and met the children of prophet Jide Ayanda, I picked an old torn bible from beside the dining room and began to teach the children. Then we prayed afterwards. In the night of that Saturday while all slept ,The spirit from God made angelic appearance to one of the children by name Kemi and she was so afraid and the spirit said to her, What Gideon taught you children is the truth ,hear ye him for I sent him. This girl, frightened, rushed to wake her mother who asked her to tell bro Gideon Oyedepo in the morning.
The same year in Zaria,the lord began to speak again remarkably to Bro Gideon Oyedepo. Hear him: By the year 1990, a very heavy burden was placed on my heart to begin the ministry in 1992 but because I lacked understanding, I felt shy and was not ambitious to be a pastor, I opted for patience
At several other time , The spirit from God came to encourage and give meaning to the programme he has planted in the revival.
Therefore by 2nd September 2001 , The Revival Mission was born and first service was held with 45 people in attendance,fifteen are well wishers while thirty are members.Today from the ordinary thirty people ,the mission has about one thousand members . Glory be to God