BY: VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
The scriptures as taken from Isaiah 42:8 “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images”, confirms exactly what happened on Friday’s Service at God’s Arena of Liberty outreach February 4th, 2021.
The service had commenced at 8.30 am with ministers’ and opening prayers. Other segment of prayers took place as the Arena Echo international choir entertains the congregation. But God in His Infinite Mercies, confirmed His word as recorded in Isaiah 42:8 as testimonies alone took over 1 hour. 30 minutes. It was indeed testimony galore and God’s Divine intervention for 2021 as earlier prophesied by the Servant of God Prophet Sunday Obi.
It was pleasing and pleasant before the eyes of God and His angels, as the testimonies kept pouring out like the waterfall.
“They were life touching testimonies. God is not a liar and those that trust in Him shall be like Mount Zion. It is God who did it and the glory goes to him”.
The theme of the service is “Godliness engenders Greatness”.
Presenting the Word, Pastor Udah Okey, a seasoned and proven man of God said “it is not been a born again, pastor, teacher or bishop that matters, but doing the will of God”.
Said he, “we need to activate ourselves and do the Will of God. A lot of churches and Christians are always afraid of the theme Godliness which implies living a Christ like life at all times “.
He queried, what makes you a child of God?. Teaching from the book of Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding”.
He then asked, “where is the fear of God in the churches, families, workplaces and businesses today? Godliness he said, is the foundation of greatness and our redemption. Today God is looking for genuine christains in our generation”.
Accordingly, he further explained, “Christianity is a journey and each an every one must give account of his/her journey before God. Speak the word and stand by it”.
Okey admonished believers to come out of our iniquities because the wages of sin is death. Every word written in the scriptures is sealed. God is not interested about your name or position in the church, but what kind of life are you living? “
“Living a life of iniquity is worthless. Jesus is ever ready to receive you. Come out of your iniquities. Activate your life with Godliness to launch yourself into greatness”.
“1Tim 6:6-7 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out”. He also took his teachings from the following Bible text
2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way, Ps9:17/11:3 and 2Tim 2:19-22 to buttress his explanation”.
As the Arena Echo international choir reels out praise and worship songs, Prophet Sunday Obi became charged in the spirit realm as he conducts ministration with ease and less stress as the Holy Spirit directs.
He warned men of God who today are selling the word of God to repent. According to him, “so many men of God are called but they have failed due to greed”.
Obi said, “if you preach and sale the word of God and begin to share the glory of God, then something has really gone wrong”.
He declared “your righteousness cannot take you to heaven. You need God’s mercy. After preaching Christ, we still continue to live in sin”.
The servant of God offered corporate prayers against those sponsoring Boko Haram and other vices that God should visit them and their families. And that they shall eat their flesh and drink their blood. He also prayed against evil load on our heads to be broken as well as prayed for open doors in our lives, Amen.
There was no dull moment from the beginning to the end of the service. His Grace and mercy abound the premises as the demons fled for safety.
The service ended with an overflow as first timers were welcomed with prayers while they await their testimonies to bear witness to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
Next week service is on healing. Endeavor to attend as your testimony galore locates you.