THE CRIES AND LONGING IN THE HEART OF A TRUE CHRISTIAN
A saint can definitely not be at home in the world, a world so hostile to the ways and life of God. Though deep inside him, he would have peace with God and himself and even with his fellow men, yet he is bound to experience some forms of discomfort because of the difference in level, taste and desires between him and others.
The cries and longing of the heart of every true Christian for the things of God is more than real and profound than what the world can give. Like a fish taken out of natural abode in the water, he is bound to sigh and grasp for the principle of natural abode in the water, he is bound to sigh and grasp for the principle of natural abode in heaven where God reigns in majesty. Like eagle surrounded by a flock of chicken, his desires will be heavenward, not the garbage around him. He will not just be interested in vanity fair so fondly celebrated by modern Canaanites, Jebusites and Hivites among whom he lives.
Jesus says they(believers) are in the world but they are not of the world. Examine your passion, desires and interest today and amend your ways. God bless your soul.
LET’S GO A FISHING
Have you been looking for a Christian group that has passion for soul winning? I would like to tell you that your hour of searching is over. You can call this line: 08186076672 to make enquiry on how to join Prophetic Healing and Missionary Movement.
Prophetic Healing and Missionary Movement is an evangelistic arm of World Life Bible Church that focuses on soul winning in cities, towns and unreached villages.
There is an urgent need for the following group of people from different parts of the world to support the mission:
- The going out group– The volunteer Christians that can go with us to the field.
- The intercessory group– Christians that can stand on the gap for our outreaches.
- The financial Partner-Christians from all over the world that have passions for soul winning.
A BLIND WOMAN ON A MISSION FIELD
When thinking of gospel hymnody one of the people that comes to mind is Fanny J Crosby. She composed about 8,500 text in her lifetime. One of the Crosby’s most famous hymns that passed across many denomination boundaries is “Rescue the Perishing”.
In 1869, this blind woman was on mission field and was inspired to write ‘Rescue the perishing’ after she met the men who were housed in a New York City mission, she was concerned about their spiritual well-being and earnestly pleaded with the men that if there is someone who had wandered from his mother’s home and teaching to come and see her at the end of the service. A young man came up to Crosby and said that he would like to see his mother in heaven but according to the way he was living his life, he was convinced it was not possible. After ardent prayer with Crosby and everyone attending the service he accepted God’s justifying grace. That night when Fanny Crosby went home, she wrote the word ‘Rescue the Perishing’.
The text is directed to Christians, but it is implicit. Crosby’s words in stanza one give six commands to the Christians. Rescue, care, snatch, weep, lift and tell. We are to be active in the lives of those who are yet to realize they are beloved children of God and rescue them from Hades.
You can listen to this hymn below. We pray that God will use you to rescue lost souls in this generation. Amen.
- Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o’er the erring one, lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.
- Though they are slighting Him, still He is waiting,
Waiting the penitent child to receive;
Plead with them earnestly, plead with them gently;
He will forgive if they only believe.
- Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.
- Rescue the perishing, duty demands it;
Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
Back to the narrow way patiently win them;
Tell the poor wand’rer a Savior has died.
REPORT OF OPEN-AIR CRUSADE IN KAJOLA
On the 14th of February 2019, Prophet Oluwibe Akinbiyi Oluwatoyin with Prophetic Healing and Missionary team moved to Kajola village in Akure North; a village most Christians in the environment refer to as the land of witches and wizard.
The evil power in the village so much fight against the spread of the gospel that one of the Pastors around told us that on several occasions the evil power frustrated those people that organized open air crusade in the village.
On the first day of the crusade, the cloud of darkness still tried to resist the gospel as all the sound engines and even the generator were attacked. Our team of technicians worked tirelessly for hours to fix this equipment. However, God finally intervened and all the equipment worked perfectly.
We started the crusade late and only few people turned up. Prophet Toyin Oluwibe delivered the message “Run for your life”. He made altar call and many of them gave their lives to Jesus.
The second day the crusade ground was filled to capacity with many of the villagers waiting anxiously to hear the word of God. Prophet Toyin preached on “The Power in the name of Jesus”. After the message he asked people that were afflicted by sicknesses and diseases to come out. Thirty (30) people are delivered by Jesus from various forms of afflictions and diseases and they gave their testimonies before the villagers with much joy and happiness. The wonderful testimonies among others are shared below:
(1) Mrs Bola Dada suffered from appenditis but when the healing power of God passed through her all the pains totally vanished and she shared her testimony with great joy.
(2) Mrs Joseph Helen had excruciating pains in her inner ears since she was a small child. She has made frantic efforts to look for the cure both medically and by using traditional medicine but the pains persisted. To the glory of God after the power of God passed through her all the pains in the inner ears vanished. There are other wonderful testimonies from Mr Micheal Happy, Mrs Sefunmi, Mrs Comfort Francis, Mr David Oparah, Mr Peter Samuel, Mr Vincent Taiwo and host of others.
On the third day, Prophet preached on “Are you prepared for the second coming of Christ” after which he left the stage for other trained revivalist in Prophetic Healing and Missionary Movement team to minister deliverance to large numbers of villagers that are hungry for the word of God.
Act 10:38 reads: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil, for God was with him”.
Prophet Toyin Oluwibe told the people of Kajola as he always tells both Christians and unbelievers anywhere he goes to minister the gospel of Jesus, that there is no virtue in him that can heal the sick but he knows a man that can heal and deliver and his name his Jesus Christ
We give glory to God that the village that has been tagged “the land of witches and wizard” finally witnessed the visitation of Jesus and there was a great shout of joy among the villagers.