By SAM EYOBOKA
FROM June 21 to June 22, the entire Ijesha area of Lagos was a beehive of activities as members of the Lord Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries gathered for a two-day power-packed international crusade at the Lord’s Chosen Revival Ground, 10 Odofin Park Estate, Oshodi Apapa titled; ‘And the enemies submitted’.
Traders in various wares including wearing apparels, food, scriptural materials, defied the rains to display their goods and at the end of the two days they smiled to the banks.
Transporters equally made good business as big buses, mini-buses, tricycles and brave motorcyclists charged exhorbitant fares for even short distances. Passengers paid as high as N200 from Ijesha Bus Stop to Mile Two, a distance that hitherto attracted a fare of N50. From Ijesha to Oshodi, passengers were charged N500 while those who could pay, had to trek long distances before boarding buses to their destinations.
Inside the grounds of the church, participants milled about in search of conducive places to listen to sermons, testimonies. This year’s crusade witnessed an unprecedented power of God, and there were deliverances for the oppressed, salvation for sinners, healing to the sick, joy to the broken hearted, and victory for all.
“A Christian is not a sinner and a sinner is not a Christian,” Muoka stated.
There were out of the world testimonies including that of a Police Area Commander who was healed of cancer of the liver after he had been told to source for about N20 million for a trip to travel to India for the reuired surgical operation.
“I don’t have such money and somebody directed me to come for this crusade and after the prayer, I am not just healed but I am energised. A metamorphosis had taken place in my life,” the Assistant Commissioner of Police stated.
As part of his appreciation to God for the divine healing, the Police officer pledged to give the church 100 bags of cement.
In an interview, the General Overseer, Pastor Lazarus Muoka expressed gratitude to God for the great miracles He had wrought through the ministry over the years including salvation of souls, pledging that people will witness greater things.
“Those people that are being tormented by the devil today, shall be delivered. Their enemies will surely submit by the power of the living God. He shall liberate them.
“My message to Nigerians and especially our leaders is to draw closer to God in righteousness by seeking the face of God in all situation and for the sake of our nation. I believe that as we call on the Lord, He will give us victory over our enemies; the devil and especially terrorism in our nation,” he stated.
The man of God thanked God for how He had healed many people like we have 35 years old deaf and dumb healed; those that are paralyzed and others the devil had held captive were delivered through the special grace of God.
“People testified of being healed of HIV/AIDS. Many people that have been cured of many incurable diseases.
By the Grace of God that God giving us the topic to preach as far as God give us the topic to preach he has his own thing to do with it and that is why you are hearing the testimonies of incurable become curable and wonders that are the finger of God, for so long we have being calling upon God so everyone should accept each other so that at the end those that own reward.
“My prayer is at the end everyone of us will receive his/her own reward, the plan of God should be peace, love, joy and unity among us and as that happens, I believe that God will be glorified, and I believe that God will help us to be humble as children of God in Jesus name.
Muoka said the current risinf wave of demonic activities across the country will be brought under control by the power of prayer since it is the spiritual that controls the physical manifestations.
“Whatever that God can’t solve cannot be solved, it is the spiritual that controls the physical, as we pray and the church prays, we believe that the problems will stop. God holds the key, and it is prayer that spurs men into action to get the best solution to any difficult situation,” he said.