BY:VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
Indeed, the Word of God is power, light, life and authority. It has never changed nor failed no matter the situation. The Bible in 1Jn 4:7 says “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”
Also in John 1:1 says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
God is King over all Creations. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords Whatever He says must come to pass. He is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow.
And He was present during Friday’s “Blood Sprinkling service” tagged The Power in the spoken word”,, and gave believers the opportunity to renew their relationship with Him through the manifestation of his spirit in them that believed in his Word.
And then came the hour for Intercessory prayers which was taken by a spirit filled Daughter of Zion Pastor Fustina Ogben who took the prayer point from Proverb 21:23 “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles”.
She prayed “Oh Lord God, wash me with your precious blood,, locate me and cause those fighting against my destiny to be paralyzed ”
“Holy Ghost cause every tongue that has spoken evil against me and my family to die, let the fire of God burn and consume our enemies in Jesus Name Amen.
She also prayed for open doors and financial breakthrough as well as the restoration of all God’s favour in our lives.
Pastor Ogben also prayed that God should rewrite every negative statements in our lives concerning our marital status, businesses,and destines. She said as you have stepped your feet into the Arena of Liberty, the power in the spoken word will renew our relationship with God
As the power of God begins to move, the General Overseer Prophet Sunday Obi began to speak, hear and do as He directed before he ushered in to the pulpit the guest speaker, Pastor (Mrs.) Rita Kelvin to deliver the Word tagged “The Power in the spoken word “.
He went into another realm spiritually as he sang and danced and praised His Master Jesus Christ, the Beloved Son of God.
The atmosphere became charged, as the spirit of God decended down to perform signs and wonders amongst those who have received him as Lord and Savior and believed that there is power in the spoken word.
Even the angels acknowledged the presentation of the Word by the Daughter of Zion, Pastor Kelvin.
The word, she explained, could be “positive or negative” as recorded in Ge 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. ,Gen 3:16-17 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee”.
Speaking further,, she said, “if you speak failure or evil that is what you get and if you speak good, you shall reap goodness”,
She admonished parents and believers to be careful about the choice of words we use whenever we get angry, because most of our problem are caused by the result of our ignorance”
She also spoke on the positive and benefits of spoken word, like appreciation and Thanksgiving to God.
She referenced Luke 17:15-16, Rom. 10:10, Matt. 12:36-37 and ,Provb 15:4 to buttress her teaching.
If there is one thing that attracts the Prophet Obi’s spirit is praise and worship. He as usual, burst into songs “Remember me when thou shalt come from above” and “The God that answereth by fire let Him be my God :etc as he went into full ministration. The house was ignited by the power of the living God.
Expantiating the servant of God repeatedly reminded the congregation that there is power in the word of God. What is your relationship with God. Is it cordial or lukeworm attitude? Do you have time for your God? This is an opportunity for you to renew your relationship with God.
The power in the spoken word liberates you from all forms of afflictions, he noted.
However, as the ministration continued, people received their healing, breakthrough, aninoting and prophetic declarations in their lives.
The General Overseer offered corporate prayer points before the service came to a close as he was billed to officiate in the final burial Obsequises of Late PA Ojar EnoEyong (aka Jim Williams and Ololo Aha), father of the choir master of Arena Echo international, Officer Omini Eno in Ugep.
The Arena Echo international choir also performed to the admiration of guests, villagers, clergy and the family of their choir master. It was a great outing to the glory of God.
The congregation gladly obliged to the agreed monthly visitation to the less privileged, orphanage, prison and aged home as they made their offerings and presentation of clothing and other items with joyful faces.
The second “Tarry Night ” comes up on August 20th, 2021 in the evening as there shall be no morning program. Alleluia!. Amen!.
As usual,,”if you can’t beat them as the saying goes join them”. Arena was alive as it were. Glory be to God. Amen.