“The Church of the 21st Century has several challenges spiritually, politically Physically. The Church that must grow speedily must necessarily remain AFLAME. The end game has seen the infiltration of cockroaches, rats, scorpions, snakes, termites and other strange but dangerous reptiles into the Church.
It is not gainsaying the fact that the devil CANNOT SETTLE ON A HOT STOVE. This is the season for us too hot for the Devil to handle. The Church must be on Fire for it to fulfill the great desires of”He that is Older than Age”.
The Church was set on fire from the day of Pentecost. “And Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the houses where they were Sitting. And there appeared unto them them cloven tongues like as of fire and it sat upon each of Them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other Tongues as the spirit Gave them utterance”(Acts 2:2-4KJV)
We must note that there appeared to them during the Divided tongues As of Fire. An account of the aftermath of this fire Inauguration will show the Manifestations and Spiritual ravaging effects of this Fire on the Church as a Whole and individual Apostles and believers. THEY CAUGHT THE FIRE AND MOVED ON INFLUENCING EVERYWHERE WITH THE FIRE. I hear believers singing “SEND DOWN FIRE, THE HOLY GHOST FIRE, SEND DOWN FIRE AGAIN, THE HOLY GHOST FIRE.
PENIEL Is not just a routine gathering but also a deliberate attempt to expose the people to God and expose God to the People. This is a mounting of renewal. No one should go home the same way he came. There should be no dull moment in the Presence of God.
The will of God is to raise combustible vessels who carry the Fire of Pentecost. I see the entire Church consumed with the flame of healing and freedom. This is our expectation for the Church Aflame. For the realization of these aspirations, we need to have the Church who belive in their God, who are ready to go extra miles and do exploits. Members who believe in their Pastors will follow this. It is Difficult to have Miracles and testimonies through a Pastor you don’t believe in. You cannot disdain, neglect, carry on a campaign of calumny on him and make Derogatory comments about him and expect God to pass through him to bless you. More so, Respect is Reciprocal :If a Pastor does not believe in his Leaders, how dare he expect members under him to believe Him. It is what one sows that the one will necessarily reap.
“Under the atmosphere of Church Aflame, I See God looking for men and women who are pregnant for the Kingdom not just personal selfish pursuits of office and materialism.
The Heart cry(desire) in every corner should SET ME ON FIRE LORD Everyone should become Ambassador for Church Aflame, We should not place Geographic limitation on this flame, it should reflect wherever we go and are. We should always remember that our God is too Faithful to fail.
This is the time to experience flame of Prosperity among us, the will of God is that we might Prosper Spiritually, Physically, numerically, materially and Financially. I see incredible financial open doors accompanying the Church Aflame.
Rev Dr Chidi Okoroafor Speaking at the Ongoing PENIEL 2018.