BY: VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
It has been from one celebration and Thanksgiving to another. From the last Friday of 2021 to first Friday of 2022. God is Faithful. I mean to say unequivocally that the God of Arena is Faithful indeed.
He demonstrated it as we all saw the end of 2021 and we saw the beginning of 2022 with the celebration of His Prophetic Ministry, God’s Arena of Library, aka “Enough Is Enough” four years in existence. For a baby, four years is a great experience in his life. We are grateful to God. We are grateful to the Holy Spirit and we are grateful to the Son Jesus Christ”.
The ministry that started with a handful of believers but today she proudly record over 300 persons during Friday service. This is within a space of four years. This is the faithfulness of God. All glory and honor goes to Him Master Jesus Christ.
.”No man can take credit of all these wonderful and glorious healing, deliverance and prophetic messages other than Jesus Christ Our Lord and Saviour”.
Oh! What a colourful four years celebration beginning from the choir, ministers, workers, congregation and above all the General Overseer and his dear wife, who were elegantly and beautifully dressed for the occasion.
The hall was radiating with the power of Almighty God like never before. It was splendid, colourful and spiritually packaged.
The opening and intercessory prayer points all centered on His Faithfulness and Thanksgiving to God for making us part of the celebration.
In his presentation, Pastor Ubong Bassey Asuquo, took his prayers from Ps.103: 1-5 to buttress his point. Psa 103:”1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name,”
He raised a Thanksgiving prayer to God for making this day possible as he declared that Arena will grow from strength to strength.
Ubong prayed for Gods grace and glory, protection and safety in our lives and the life our the General Overseer Prophet Sunday Obi and family.
He prayed and thank God for all the testimonies of the year 2021 and the 2022 testimonies.
Thereafter, came a prophesy from the Servant of God, Prophet Sunday Obi saying “every gift i release today must stand”
Prophet Obi humbly gave a brief and touchy history of himself as he “refuses” to be called a Pastor. God kept on showing him signs.
“From a hunter to an officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and today, Prophet Sunday Obi, General Overseer God’s Arena of Liberty Outreach”.
“I encountered Jesus in 2015. Since then, God had used me to raise to life 27 dead people, 16 mad persons, and i have visited 22 nations spiritually and healed and delivered thousands of people”.
The Ministry started in 2018 with just 22 persons as compared with over 300 persons today.
God, he says is in this Arena.
We have over 50 pastors and ministers in this place.
He paused and graciously, joyfully introduced the Arena Echo International Choir to render her anniversary special number to the glory of God.
It was fun. It was entertaining. It was spiritual. The message was love, celebration and joy as the congregation danced and expressed themselves wearing smiling faces.
Delivering the Word tagged “Celebrating God’s Faithfulness”, Prophet Sunday Obi, referenced ,2Chro. 5:7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims”.
He says. “we work by faith and not by sight”. He describes faith as that small key that opens big padlock”.
“Today we are celebrating joy, because we were steadfast. We did not allow tough times to swallow or consume us. We keep on trusting God, hence we are here today. I have never loss hope despite all the trials and mountains. Always trust in the word of God. Though tough times always discourages one in his or her journey in life. My God is alive.”.
Do not question God as you journey in life. Maybe those hard times are to test your faith. God is Faithful , Phi 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus,”.
“If trials and temptation does not come your way, so many of us will not know nor embrace God”.
The servant of God, offered several corporate prayers as Arena marks her fourth anniversary. “Oh Lord God, I want to be celebrated in order of Joseph in the Bible, I need a touch of your grace in my life and the lives of members of my family etc”.
Several ministers of God celebrated with Arena. They are Evag. Pst. John Asuquo, Rev. Mrs. Nenge and others.
The high point of the event was the cutting a beautiful cake prepared by Rev. Mrs. Nenge to mark the occasion.
There was an Altar call and healing, blessing and prophetic messages as the over 400 crowd danced and joyfully praised his Holy Name, Master Jesus.
The ministry by his divine grace has moved to the next level as it will hold its first evangelical crusade early this year.
“God bless Arena, God bless the Servant of God, God bless the ministers and workers and God bless all believers. Glory be to God.”