With Sam Eyoboka
AS early as 6.00 a.m. last Sunday every available space in the canopies strategically located at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos Island had already been taken and worshippers from different parts of Lagos and even neighbouring states for the one-day anointing service to mark this year’s edition of Prayer Mountain Ministry’s annual 14-day prayer and fasting programme.
The programme was scheduled for 8.00 a.m. and several worshippers had to made do with the stands, reports OLAYINKA LATONA.
Like every spritual exercise the programme started with an opening prayer by one of the ministers and immediately after the Mountain Choir took over leading the large congregation in praise and worship before gving way to other special guests who also ministered in songs in different local dialects, to the delight of the crowd.
Wife of the General Overseer of Prayer Mountain Ministry alsoknown as Our Daily Manna, Rev. (Mrs.) Chris Kwakpovwe who wheted the appetite of the crowd before the main diet, charged the congregation, especially women believing God for the fruit of the womb, saying “this is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to take away my disgrace among men.”
Speaking on the topic “Reproach”, the woman of God defined reproach as the loss of favour which is also accompanied by disgrace from men, adding, however, that the same God who took away the reproach of Elizabeth and Sarah will surprise them with the fruit of the womb.
The atmosphered became charged when the General Overseer, Rev. Chris Kwakpovwe was ushered in by Sister Tami with a musical ministration titled “The answering time will come”.
The crowd which has been eager to see the man of God responded with shout for joy when he mounted the pulpit to minister and immediately asked the large congregation to prophesy to one another that their battle was over.
He immediately acknowledged that the ministry was not expecting such a crowd, pointing out: “I received various calls and text messages that the programme has been postponed and that the date will be communicated later which is not true but nobody can stop or hinder the work of God.”
Delivering a sermon titled: “The spirit of but”, with inspiration from I Kings 5:1, the man of God said since the congregation has endeavoured to attend the anointing service all the ‘but’ in their life would turn into testimonies.
Using Naaman and Noah as case study, Rev. Kwapkovwe encouraged those in attendance not to panic when in problem because God is always ready to take away all forms of reproach in anybody’s life.
Continuing, the publisher of Our Daily Manna, reminded the congregation that God did not forget Noah in his days, therefore the same God will single them out in all their endeavours.
Amongst those in attendance was the first lady of Delta State, Mrs. Roli Shiela Uduaghan, immediate past deputy governor of Imo State, delegations from Manna Mountain in Ghana, Uyo State, Abuja amongst others.