Sis Ibiye David testified how God gave her a miracle job after the proclamation of the International Director, Pastor Isaac Olori, during the last healing service. In her words;
I graduated from school in November 2017 and I began job hunting. I submitted my CV at various hospitals for employment. I also travelled to Bayelsa to do same. I got the job in Bayelsa but when I got home and told my mum about it, I read her countenance and saw that she was not pleased with it as much, and she said God knows where I would work. I finally did not take up the job in Bayelsa. I kept believing God for another job. During the 2018 March healing service, I prayed for a job and Pastor Isaac Olori, during the prayer session proclaimed that someone would have a miracle job and I believed it. On the 19th I got a call from an unknown person to take my CV to a reputable hospital, in Port Harcourt. When I got there, I realized that CV’s had been submitted earlier and that day was the day of the interview, so I decided to leave since I was late. On my way out, I met the chief matron who asked, “are you here for the interview?” and I said yes, though I tried explaining to her that I only came to submit my CV.
She paid no attention to me, they first stage was conducted, the results were announced and I was told among the numerous people who came for the interview, I scored the highest. Only two persons were taken and I was one of them. After that stage, we were told that we would meet with the Director of the Clinic for further interview. I was glad that I had got the job, only to meet the director, who told me I could not be employed since I was too young. I went out of the office and I began to pray. Then I heard the conversation that ensued between the Director and the Chief Matron who said I should be employed, that though I might be small but mighty. Some minutes later, the Director came and congratulated me by offering me the job.
The second testimony came from Pst. Ruth Odoi from Rumuosi church. Here is her testimony; I have been experiencing severe pain in my right leg as though there was a bone causing the pain. My sister offered to take me to a native specialist for treatment but I declined. On the 11th of February, the International Director came to our local assembly and did not sit on the altar but chose to sit at the Elders section. Since we went to receive him when he came, he reached the seat before I did, and as God would have it, he sat on my seat hence I made my way to the congregation. As he left, I spoke by faith and went back to my seat where he stood up from, sat down, placed my hand on my right leg and prayed believing that the anointing from God’s servant would heal me and God answered my prayers and I received my healing.
The last testimony came from Bro. Emmanuel Jumbo and his wife, Sis. Diana. Bro. Emmanuel also testified how God had saved him from sickness and death. He had been having series of dreams of his death and graves. On a faithful night while experiencing one of these dreams he woke up and his hands were shaking. He later discovered that he could not move and his stomach began to swell. He could no longer excrete and when taken to the hospital, a catheter was passed to enable him to excrete. In his predicament, he came to the altar at the temple to pray and someone told him he had been healed, and to God be the glory, his healing started that even the doctors found it hard to believe.
To God be the glory.
This month’s healing service was profound and mind-blowing. God indeed blessed us with His mighty presence which was evident throughout the service. From the inception of service to the end, we are certain healing and deliverances took place. Most importantly, we appreciate God for the numerous souls that accepted Jesus Christ in service, we are hopeful that we will be a mighty instrument to ensure they remain in the faith.
As we progressed in service, we heard testimonies from our brethren of God’s faithfulness. The first testimony was that of Sis Ibiye David from Mile 1 church, who God gave a miracle job after the proclamation of His servant the International Director, during the last healing service. We also heard testimonies from three other brethren.
God’s word was brought forth by the International Director, Pastor Isaac Olori, with the topic “Dealing with your Goliath”. The text was taken from 1 Samuel 17:1-11. “Goliath” from the topic represents those situations and circumstances that are intimidating and overwhelming and also seem insurmountable. Highlights from this sermon include:
The features of Goliath
- Goliath takes the battle to your territory and puts you on the defense (1 Samuel 17:1). Goliath was in a territory that belonged to the Israelites and as such made the Israelites concede defeat even before he approached to fight. He was also the champion of the Philistines.
- He was a man of great stature and had a lot of heavy ornaments on his body. He was an intimidating person.
- Goliath speaks lies. “Am I not a philistines and you servants of (1 Samuel 17:8).” This was not the truth because the children of Israel were the servants of the Most High God. From this, we can see that the enemy speaks lies, in order to make us believe things that are not true. The enemy would want you to remove your eyes from your relationship and connection with God, so you begin to face your problems alone. You must know that you are a child of God and only God can tell who you are.
- It is evident that some problems will only succumb when they find a man that can confront them, just like Goliath. (1 Samuel 17:9-10; John 5:7).
- Goliath afflicts with fear and discouragement (1 Samuel 17:11). This made the Israelites dismayed (A sudden loss of courage, overwhelmed and disheartening terror. A sinking fear to render you helpless). However, to contend with Goliath, your spirit must arise because all things are possible with them that believeth.
- He defied and disdained God’s people.
- Goliath does not only fight with physical weapons, he fights with his gods (1 Samuel 17:43). He had both physical and spiritual amours. He thought he would win them from the realm of the spirit. Some situations cannot change except we give ourselves to prayer because there are spiritual forces that must be disarmed.
How David approached Goliath
- David overcame fear and discouragement with courage. David was not considering defeating Goliath because he knew that was sure. When the enemy saw that he could not discourage David through the words of Goliath, he came through his brothers and Saul. Nonetheless, David encouraged the heart of Saul and this was made possible because of his connection with God (1 John 5:4). David drew strength as a result of his covenant relationship with God. There is something inside us that has the capacity to overcome and face any challenge, we must overcome fear.
- He armed himself with the testimonies of God’s faithfulness. You must arm yourself with the testimonies of God’s faithfulness because it increases your amour over the enemy. The problem God had with the children of Israel was that they forget the things God do for them and so when faced with challenges, they find it difficult to go back to God for help.
- David recognized the true identity of the enemy (1 Samuel 17:36). Every uncircumcised person has no covenant relationship with God (Ephesians 2:1).
- David did not fight with a borrowed weapon (1 Samuel 17:40). When fighting Goliath, do not fight with a borrowed armor. We must arm ourselves with the right spiritual armor and choose not to be defiled. David used a smooth stone taken from running water, which signified the presence of the Holy Spirit, and a life void of sin. A rough life full of sin, cannot defeat the enemy. David also knew the secret of the name of God (Proverbs 18:10; Philippians 2:9-11; Acts 3:16).
- David took a step of faith.
Finally, God is in front of our battles, He only needs us to identify with Him by living a life void of sin and trusting in Him to win the battles for us.
“Jesus is coming, oh Yes, oh Yes; Jesus is coming, oh Yes, oh, Yes!”
This was a taunting joke with my Brother, the Late Apostle Geoffrey D. Numbere in 1970, or thereabout. It was in one the several revelations the Lord gave to him before he started the Greater Evangelism World Crusade (GEWC) Ministry.
In that vision, he was in the clouds, and heard the Devil making a jest with that statement, that Jesus was coming soon, so what? Our brother was so annoyed and angry with the Devil, that he (Geoffrey) pursued him in the clouds, and flung one of his sandals at the Devil. Then, he woke up.
The several visions revealed to that Brother were confirmation of the urgency of starting the Gospel missionary/apostolic commission given to him.
Thanks to God, Apostle G. D. Numbere obeyed the commission, served the Lord with all his might and soul, starting from the old Rivers State of Nigeria, to Eastern and other parts of Nigeria, then to Africa, and other nations of the world. Most of you, members of GEWC are living witnesses, as you cooperated with him to fulfill the mission. Well, Apostle G. D. Numbere had been called home, in heaven to rest, and reign with his Lord, Jesus Christ eternally. Hallelujah, Amen!
This message was not about the Late Apostle Geoffrey Numbere, or for him, but was given as an alert for you and I, disciples of Jesus Christ, still alive here on the planet Earth. It is an alert given to recheck our standing in Christ.
1) Are you still in the faith, and holding to it firmly? The Bible says, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love. I am/ coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. (I Cor. 16: 13-14; Revelation 3 11 NIV)
2) Do you truly love Jesus Christ and the people around you? The Bible says,
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13: 34 NIV).
3) Are you living holy, in expectation of Christ’s return? The Bible says, “…… You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming” (2 Peter 3:11-12 NIV).
4) Are you burdened for the unsaved souls around you, do you care for their salvation? Hear the Apostle Paul, “To the Jews.. To those under the law ……… To those not having the law ……To the weak …... I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings” (1 Cor. 9: 20-23 NIV). We, including you, will do well, to do the same.
5) Do you spend quality time with the Lord and His Word daily? The Bible says, “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night” (Psalms 1: 2 NIV).
6) Are you nursing some secret or hidden sins in your life that requires being mopped up, and done away with? The Bible says, “Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done” (Romans 6: 1,2; Revelation 22:12 NIV)
Some privileged divine revelations indicate that the time is already up for our Lord, Jesus Christ to return, and that the Angels are already holding the trumpets, ready to blow. But God, the Father has given us some extra time! And He can give the “Blow the trumpets” command any time from now. The Bible says, “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. NIV).
Our Lord, Jesus Christ, is coming right away, are you ready?