The International Director, Pastor Isaac Olori in his usual manner, paid an unscheduled visit to Olanada Church, Port Harcourt on the 17th of July, 2016, together with his wife, Pastor Mrs. Blessing Olori.
In his brief speech, he challenged the Church to always come with at least one soul to church every Sunday. He reminded them of the calamity in the world and the need to go out for souls because people die every day without knowing if they were going to heaven or hell.
Pastor Isaac Olori stressed that the happenings in the world should push us to reach out to people. He further gave a brief exhortation from Isaiah 40:27-31, excerpts of which are below:
27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
We are in a time of global emergency and no nation is free from calamity. It is not a time to complain but a time to awake and put on our strength. As iniquity abounds, so also grace abounds. This is the time to reach out to souls because whatever calamity that is being faced now, cannot be compared to the calamity when they face hell.
“For they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…”. God gives power to the faint, He increases strength and so we should all turn to Him, the place of our strength. It is a time to pray and call upon the name of the Lord. The pressures you face today are aimed at wearing you out spiritually and most of us are worn out already but if you wait upon the Lord, your strength shall be renewed. When you wait upon the Lord, you will mount up on wings like eagles that means He gives you "wings" to go above your situation.
This is not a time to faint but you will only survive the situation if you wait upon the Lord. It is a time to pray and begin to let your light shine around you! Renew your strength, so you can use the situation as an instrument for evangelism.
Finally, this is a time of global calamity, the devil is a hurry to harvest souls for hell and we Christians should also be in a hurry to harvest souls for heaven.