‘’Courage is a spiritual quality, and when God calls you He requires it." — Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
The partners session of the International Pastors’ and Partners’ Conference 2022 with the man of God, Reverend (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome, kick-started with an exuberant session of prayers and worship on Thursday, November 17th. The epochal conference happening at the Loveworld Crusade Grounds Asese, Southwest Nigeria, has in attendance, delegates from all parts of the world including China, Pakistan, India, the UAE, Canada and several other countries.
A heart-warming welcome address by Loveworld CEO, the esteemed Pastor Deola Phillips catalyzed attendees' excitement, stirring up in them, higher expectations for the conference. This was then followed by a short movie titled - ‘’The President’s Mandate Part 2’’. An enlightening discussion on the State of the Nation by the Chronicles of Prophecy team further amplified the accuracy of all that the man of God, Pastor Chris, said about the COVID-19 plan-demic.
Other inspiring presentations and talk shows acquainting delegates with the impact made through their partnership with various arms of the ministry were also featured.
Then came the time the delegates had been waiting for; the arrival of the man of God, Pastor Chris which was met with great cheers and jubilation. In his characteristic graceful, gentle, yet powerful manner of ministering the Word, Pastor Chris started off by addressing the hatred of Christians by the world, cloaked in Anti-Semitism against Israel. In his words, ‘’Christianity is signaled as the biggest problem in the world. This hatred is currently being disguised as Anti-Semitism and Israel is currently being victimized for being the source of Christianity. Christianity, always stands for truth, helps the needy, speaks of righteousness, love, faith, and hope in a living God and all of these things are both dreaded and hated by the dark world,’’ he explained.
He went further to educate the congregation on our walk with God. ‘’The only place of security in our day is an unblemished love for Jesus Christ – let Him become the focus of everything about your life; let the thought of Jesus dominate your mind continually, think about Him always — as a person — someone in whom you truly believe, trust and love. Consciously think about Jesus and you will experience a reality of His presence beyond what you thought possible,’’ he said as he taught. The man also addressed certain wrong practices that have been condoned in the Church for many years, stating that they must be corrected. ‘’Isn’t it interesting that all we do in church is talk? That’s why some people want to add to it using dance. If you’re going to dance, do it in the Holy Ghost — that’s the dance that Kingdom people do — every other dance is based on the beats and emotions of the flesh. The Church must be rid of these things that have tried to distract us and make us fleshly, worldly, and carnally minded. The church will not accommodate Satan’s trophies and worldly stardom. So, don’t allow those who are carnal to applaud you to hell. You should live as the scriptures have said and not as the flesh dictates,’’ Pastor Chris strongly admonished.
Touching on other aspects of our Christian walk including what it means to be blessed, the man of God, stirred up the desire for more of the Word in the delegates. ‘’To be blessed means to cause to function maximally and beyond limitation. That means there’s productivity that has been unlocked. When you release the blessings it starts attracting everything you require," he divulged.
In closing the session, Loveworld President strengthened the delegates, admonishing them to be courageous: ‘’Courage is a spiritual quality, and when God calls you He requires it. You must look away from everything that distracts you and look to Him."
What a glorious way to begin the partners session of the International Pastors and Partners Conference 2022. Get ready for more as the conference continues till Sunday, November 20th.
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