By Sam Eyoboka & Olayinka Latona
LAGOS—AT least 40 seasoned gospel ministers drawn from different parts of the globe including the immediate past National President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, erstwhile Vice President of CAN, Bishop Mike Okonkwo, the founder of International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Prophet SK Abiara are expected to minister at this year’s Holy Ghost Congress.
The end-of-year annual Holy Ghost Congress started Friday night with Rev. Isaac Oyebamiji taking intercessory prayers to open this year’s programme with a unique theme; Songs Of Victory.
In a brief address, the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye welcomed all and sundry to the lifetime experience holding, in the first three days, at the old auditorium, assuring all participants to be prepared to sing songs of victory at the end of the programme.
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”Beloved, David once faced a Lion that was the champion of the forest and killed it. This was what gave David the boldness to confront Goliath the champion of the city saying to him that the Lord who gave me strength and wisdom to kill a Lion & a bear that attacked my flocks, the same Almighty God will give me wisdom and strength needed to do the same thing to Goliath of Gad.
”Your ability to achieve a particular goal is a function of the ones you have achieved in the past through the help of the Almighty God. When the Lord decided to move us from the FIRST AUDITORIUM at the Redemption Camp, there were many people who felt that the auditorium we were moving from was the biggest they had ever seen or had. Also, when the Lord decided to move us away from the SECOND AUDITORIUM to the ARENA where we presently worship, many said it was impossible, but it happened. Today, the Lord is set to move us to a bigger arena because the children need to occupy the present one.
”Many of us have lost our miracles because we stopped too soon. A divine champion sets goals believing that with God, nothing shall be impossible (Luke 1:37). I have been challenged by people who say, what we want to do now is impossible. The moment you say it is impossible; I will want to show you that it is possible. It could take some sweating, fasting, vigils and a little extra effort, but whatever goals divine champions set before God, they will get it.
As a divine champion, it is not all the time you set a goal that you realize it at first instance. Many times, you have to try and try over and over again before you succeed. The important thing is that as a child of God you will win at the end…and there is a reward of everlasting victory and permanent joy for every divine champion that achieves his divine goals.
”To this end I want to encourage you to join hands with us in completing our NEW AUDITORIUM and if you are ready kindly click on NEW AUDITORIUM to put in your widow’s mite. You can also click on NEHEMIAH BUILDERS to join a number of committed brethren who had decided to task themselves a little bit more to ensure we achieved this goal for the Lord our God in our time. God bless you in Jesus name.
“Let somebody shout Hallelujah!” he said.