It is Day 8 of the 21 day Prayer and Fasting…. (Click HERE to read about it)
This is the second week of the Prayer and Fasting program. Click HERE for previous messages for the first week.
For today, we would be looking at the testimony provoking God.
It was one of the night services of Shiloh 2016 and the Pastor in charge had just announced “Testimony Time” but while the first testifier was been called up, I quickly dashed out of church to get an envelope for my offering. It was on my way out that I heard screams of joy from inside the auditorium. I quickly ran back into church along with those outside to find out the testimony that caused such immerse noise.
What I saw and heard hasn’t still sunk in till today even over a month after hearing it.
It can only be God.
So the testifier Mr. Miracle (I didn’t get his name so let’s go with this) told the testimony of how he woke up in the morning, went to a car wash to have his Toyota SUV washed in preparation for work.
I have to quote him for you to understand the testimony and the God behind it better.
“It pays to serve God. I just came back from Shiloh service tagged ‘My Case is Different’ last night. I took my car to a Car Wash to get the car washed to resume work.
As I brought the car, not up to three minutes sooner than I arrived that a tanker laden with fuel fell and immediately caught fire. I left the car and ran for my dear life. I had already called people including my wife that my car was consumed in the inferno.
Then I decided to come back and see the burnt car for myself only to discover that the car was not touched by the fire. The cars in front of my car, the cars around my car, the buildings and the filling station in the vicinity and even the tent of the Car Wash were all consumed beyond recognition only my car escaped.
Even the police men that investigated the fire were adamant that my car couldn’t have survived the inferno. They were so shocked that they asked me where I worship and followed me to church and they gave their lives to Christ.”
Then he concluded “I urge every Nigerian to serve God. This is something that I cannot believe or explain. God has done it”.
What a marvelous God we serve.
This is a classic case of “even though I
walk drive through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for this art with me..”(Psalms 23:4).
Click HERE to watch a video of the live testimony…….
While I was putting together my thoughts to write this article, another astonishing testimony breathed fresh life into my Faith.
So one Christie Onesimus Anzolo, narrated a story of how three people including her husband came out of the wreckage of a car unhurt or even unscratched.
She said, “The car that my husband was driving along with two friends somersaulted and hit a mango tree uprooting it but because their CASE IS DIFFERENT, they all came out unhurt while the car was damaged unrecognizable.
What a mighty God we serve.
To further infuriate the devil, after 7 years of childlessness, a couple welcomed quadruplets, 2 boys and 2 girls.They brought the wonderful kids to the altar at Blessed Iwene Tansi Catholic Parish, Umudioka, Anambra State on Sunday, January 15th, 2017.
Isn’t our God wonderful?
We need to realize that the same God that did it for these testifiers hasn’t retired from doing great things. He is the same God yesterday, today and forever and He will do your own (Hebrews 13:8).
We need to walk with a superior mindset this year. Remember without Him, you can do nothing. Walk with an “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me” mindset (Philippians 4:13).
We need to realize that we are gods, we are sons and daughters of the Most High (Psalms 82:6) and that what no evil is permitted to come near out dwelling (Psalms 91:10).
We need to know that eyes have not seen, ears have not heard the things that God has prepared for those that love Him including you (1 Corinthians 2:9).
We need to realize that no fast money scheme, no ponzi scheme, not even MMM or whatever anyone introduces you to can supply your needs this year except God (Philippians 4:19).
Your Case is Different….
And remember, as a Redeemed of the Lord and as a covenant child, what affects others (childlessness, divorce, death, sickness, financial hardship, joblessness etc) are not permitted to affect you.