It dey work AKA like a flood... Hmmmmmmm, I am sure you were waiting for part 2 of “too much information” lol. I said “to be continued...” I didn’t state when. Anyways I am sure you can remember one of those services where your pastor so fires you up. During the service, you can’t wait to go grab the nearest mad man to cast out deeeveeels out of him. Well, let me share you my experience. I was quite a young pastor and we had finished what was then our early healing services with Pastor Chris. Those were fore runners to our present healing school. Boy!! I was so inspired. I couldn’t wait to rush out and start laying hands on cases. Hmmmmm, I didn’t have to wait long. The case came to me😂🤣😅. Choi I cringe as I remember. So I got to the office and I was told of this dear sister who was currently challenged. Once in a long while, she would go off the hook and would have to be bundled to a mental hospital for a while. They would treat her and then she would be okay. I was told that the trouble had started again. Choi!! See my opportunity!!!! Ahhhhh hospital ke!!! Bring her to meeeeee!!! I almost shouted. Infact I couldn’t wait to get to my office to start displaying my faith. So I got to my office. The first sight I saw brought an involuntary “Jesssossssss”!!! Out of my mouth. The deacon taking the sister to the hospital was chasing her around the church premises with a two-by-four. You see, while taking her to the hospital, the lady had stuck her neck out of the window shouting “Kidnappers!! kidnappers!! They had to turn back to prevent being lynched. On getting back to the church, she had grabbed the deacons hand and almost chewed off one his fingers. He eventually had to get it stitched. This was the sight waiting for me. A Deacon with a bloodied finger chasing a sister who was screaming and shouting, around my church premises. Na wah!! Who sent me🤦🏽♂️? I almost found myself doing the sign of the cross as I moved forward. “You this demon, I cast you out in the name of Jesus”!! Out!!! I shouted. I was in charge and this devil had to go!! “I cast you out too”!!! Was the unexpected response in a deep voice “Who said that”? 😳😳 Startled I opened my eyes. I was expecting to see the lady passed out. Instead what I saw was a wawu!! Here was this normally gentle sister facing me eye ball to eye ball like “I am ready for you” she looked like she was about to pounce on me. Ahhhh!!! I adjusted myself. At that point, I knew that this was it!!! “Out you foul spirit!! Out!! Out!! In the mighty name of Jesus!! “went my thunderous voice. “You too out!! Out!! Out!! Went the reply. Shuoooooo, they didn’t teach me this in bible school oh!! In all the LMC I had done, all the books I had read, all the ones I had seen Pastor do.... this one was different. I started thinking, “why must my own always be different? Why this difficult case?” I started to thank God, this wasn’t church service. I was now sweating a bit in those areas only you know. Sweating under the armpit, under my chin. I was like “hmmmmm Tony, who sent you? You should have just allowed them take this sister to hospital. What is all this showing yourself sef? Na by force?” Yes it is by force!! I assured myself. Undeterred I adjusted myself to release some more commands. As I opened my mouth.... next thing I heard was “Out!! Out!!! Pastor Tony, I cast you out!!” “Pastor Tony Ikeokwu out!!” Shuoooo!! The demon was now taking over my casting out!! We can’t let that happen. Now I was confused and didn’t know what to do next. The sweat started dripping on a cool evening. “Lord, what do I do next?” Went the thoughts in my mind. Frankly, like a rookie bible class student I had run out of ideas. I was a bit deflated. “This isn’t how it is supposed to work” went my thoughts. I flashed through all Pastor Chris had taught us. All the practical lessons we had seen. I gave up and was going to call them to bind her and take her away. I knew fully well that if I did, that was likely the end of my demon casting career. As I turned, I heard His voice “son, you have the victory, Jesus Christ won this battle years ago. This is but a manifestation of lying vanities” Immediately, like a flood, I felt the anointing surge through me. Choi!! I actually felt that fire surge through me!!! It was like Clark Kent putting on his Superman toga, like Shazam after shouting the words Shazam!!, like Batman with his bat suit, like... ( Tony! Tony!! Tony!!! I am sure that they have gotten the whole gist right now. Stop being a drama king and continue with the narrative🙄🤦🏽♂️). My eyes blazing (yer you gorrit, those blazing eyes), I turned back to the sister. To cut a long story short, after I finished, I left the sister kneeling down with her hands raised up for 30mins. I mean how dare she/them/it. She was just too glad later when we got her a car to take her to the hospital. By herself, she walked into the car, sat down gently and obeyed. I followed her to the car rubbing my hands, glee in my eyes. I was like, “just start manifesting here, you would do angle 90 by force!!” Yer. We have the victory. We always win. Never be afraid. Just have the assurance of the word. When the enemy shall come in, like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19
It was totally out of this world. I wept like a baby, worshipped and trembled in awe of His loving enveloping presence... He SAID and SPOKE to the core of my being!! Thank you @testimony_jaga God bless you🙌🙏💝
DID THE CHURCH USE YOU? You served in the media arm, learnt how to record, capture and edit, now you edit for nollywood and make money from it... *Did church use you?* You served in the choir, you were corrected severally by your choir director who almost gave up on you till you gradually started learning to sing, sustain keys, compose songs even do the slurs and dynamics.....now you have released your album....! *Did church use you?* You served in the sound department, learnt to produce good sound, it has become your skill and you even make money from it... *Did church use you?* You served a Pastor, from cleaning his shoes and carrying his Bible to becoming his assistant pastor, now you have your own work, you're impacting your world and fulfilling your God-given purpose and destiny... *did church use you?* Please people let's get it right! It is wrong to say "the church is using you! the church is using me!".... the tune of some unwise advisers and brethren. In the first place it is always a privilege to be used of God. *God does not use you and dump you. He uses you, builds you, trains you and makes you what He talks about. You can't be useful until you are used of Him. it is the process of being used that makes you useful to Him and to your world for Him. Your service in the church does not improve God, it only improves you. So Be guided, Be wise and Be Smart. Whether you are available or not, the work must be done. Your availability to serve is for your own Enrichment, Enhancement and Enlargement. I encourage every worker/steward in the church; keep doing what you' are instructed to do. God is aware of your service. * Count it a great privilege to be used by God, and want to be used over and over and over again. Love what you do for the Lord and in the Lord. Do it with all your heart, with joy and gladness. Thank the Lord for the privilege to serve and be useful in God's house. Remember He gave you His Life to make you His Kind - An Associate of the God-Kind. The God-Kind never speaks of being used. God bless you.
Celebrating one so special...SIs Sinmi! A most valuable contributor. Thanks for all you do, always punching above your weight, doing more than expected, thinking ahead and fast. Quick learner yet easy to be entreated. Above all, your devotion to our Pastor & message. I love you.
Celebrating someone so dear and special.... Sis Sinmi... uniquely different, diligent, courageous, passionate, exceptional, committed . Thank you for just being very ministry minded. The Lord always remembers, keep shining in all you do. We love you so dearly💞💞💞💞💕💕
Celebrating a very precious gift; Happy Birthday sis Simi! So diligent, hardworking, smart, strong and lovely! Thank you for being a great blessing and for all that you are and do for PLA. Your light continually shines everywhere & intensely God bless you richly! I love you❤
CELEBRATING A SON OF CONSOLATION HAPPY BIRTHDAY ESTEEMED PASTOR OYAKHIRE JAMGBADI THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO. YOUR ZEAL, PASSION AND COMMITMENT TO THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY IS WORTH CELEBRATING. IN THIS NEW YEAR, YOU WALK VICTORIOUSLY ON THE PROPHETIC WORDS FOR THE YEAR. ILLUMINATING EVERY PATH, CONQUERING NEW TERRITORIES. WE LOVE YOU SO DEARLY! #ceaz
Happy Birthday Sir! . Thank you sir for your continuous inspiration, your vision and your continuous loyalty to the man of God, Thank you for being an example of faith, love and boldness to our generation.... #pf4 #phenomenallife #phenomenallifewithpastoramaechi #peeayforever #peeay #cephzone1 #cesazone1
Happy birthday Highly Esteemed Pastor Florence Your teachings are by the spirit You are a mother to All A Pastor with a great distinct Your heart is extremely Large to accommodate, teach, correct and nurture everyone. I celebrate you ma You are a woman of valor. #ceav #pflo2802