BY: VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
Penultimate Friday October 6th, 2020 weather became heavy with storm. In a twist it started raining cat and dog. The cloud became thicker and thicker. For those who know how big is their God, knew it was not going to last nor stop the service.
Few minsters and workers braved the storm and weather for the opening prayers.
Still, the storm and rain became heavier. They started by calling on their God whom they know is big and He answered them as He did to Shedrack, Meshack and Abedengo and it was all over as the cloud became brighter than ever.
This great and big God, transcended all through during the service as the Servant of God, Prophet Sunday Obi, did not encounter too much stress in casting out demons from them that knew how big is their God.
The God of Arena was there and will always be there for those who know how big He is to their lives, marriages, financial breakthrough, sickness, afflictions, promotion, demonic attacks and many more.
With praise and worship, the Arena Echo International ever ready sang ” I have a very big God, always by my side, a very big God oh by my side by side” to invite the Holy Spirit .
The theme of the service is “How Big is your God” . Presenting the Word Pastor (Mrs) Rita Kelvin, referenced Exd 12:1-13/14:5-31/16:1-31 and End 17:1-6 to illustrate the word and how God saved those who saw Him as a big God.
Exd 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.”.
She said in time of trouble, difficulties, worries and afflictions but when God shows up, there must be a difference. This was what happened to the children of Israel.. They sang and sang begging Pharaoh to let them go.
“As they refused, God showed up and allow the Red sea to close and got the Egytians killed.”.
Also in Exd16:1-31 God gave them manna from Heaven. God provided for the children of Israel because he is a big God before their eyes. When they were tasty, He provided them water
Josh 6:2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.”
Praises and worship, she said, gladdens the heart of God. He works in a mysterious way that is our God. But depending on how you see Him before your eyes.
Another focal point is obedience to God. Always learn to obey thy Lord, thy God. The more you obey God, the more He will manifest in our lives. He is a big God standing by our side. He give us testimony”.
She said “beforehand now, we were noise, but having accepted God as our big God, we shall be called voices. I was nobody yesterday but today I am somebody”.
“Luke 8:22 -24 “Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. 23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy and 24 says And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.”.
Believing in the word of God is an assurance that all our problems are over. The storm that came this morning and that is in our lives are gone and there is peace.
She prayed for the stability of the country and that God will of God should prevail. God she says is turning our stories today. He is the only one with the capacity to turn things around “.
God himself through His beloved Son Jesus fed 5000 guests with only five loaves of bread. He multiplies our wealth and is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He has never failed us. He has; worn us the garment of praise. Always ask the Big God to come into our lives.
She urged Christians to trust and believe in God as our big God and every other things shall be added. The demon shall flee when the know you have a big God. God will never compel anyone to love him. It is a personal choice. As you address your God so shall he address you. Change your attitude towards God.
Earlier, the servant of God, Obi had offered corporate prayers for Nigerians and the country and declared Satan as a liar. It will never win but Jesus is winning always.
Unbelievers were prayed by the congregation asking God to manifest himself in their lives and make them see God as their big God.
He is truly a big God as there was an overflow as usual. .