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I HAD PASSION FOR SOULS BUT IT SHIFTED LEVELS AFTER MY ENCOUNTER WITH EVANGELIST REINHARD BONNKE – Dr Paul Enenche

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I HAD PASSION FOR SOULS BUT IT SHIFTED LEVELS AFTER MY ENCOUNTER WITH EVANGELIST REINHARD BONNKE.

AFTER OUR CRUSADES IN JALINGO AND LOKOJA
, I SENT THE CLIPS TO BONNKE’S CRUSADE DIRECTOR AND WHEN HE WATCHED THE CLIPS, HE SAID THIS IS LIKE BONNKE’S CRUSADE AND THOUGH BONNKE IS DEAD, THE SPIRIT OF MASS EVANGELISM HAS NOT DIED FROM AFRICA AND IT WILL NOT LEAVE.

I told you the story before but this is a very good time for you to understand the story: when I was asked to pick Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke from the Abuja Airport here and take him to Markurdi for the crusade in Markurdi.

The Chairman of the protocol committee of the crusade at that time was my sister and she said, “can you help me pick Reinhard Bonnke from the airport for me and bring him to Markurdi?” I said, “thank you for giving me the opportunity.” We picked him, lodged him at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel where he passed one night before proceeding and then the next day, I went to meet him, greeted him, gave him a little offering in an envelope and then gave him a little gift of a watch so I can be on time as he is on time and then, I said, “can you pray for me Sir?”

He laid his hands on me and he prayed a prayer that I have never heard before then. He said, “Father, whatever made You to send Your son to go and die for the world, put a little of it in his heart.” He said, “Jesus, whatever You felt for the world while You hung on the cross to die, place a little of it in his heart.” It has to be a little because if He places all of it, you will die. No man can carry the burden that God is carrying. It has to be only what man can carry and survive.

After that, they were on their way to Markurdi and I went and lay on that bed; interceded and prayed for 7-10 hours, continuing sleeping, woke up; I had drastic encounters overnight – revelation encounters. Powerful and every devil in hell knows from that day till eternity, something shifted. I had passion for souls before but it shifted levels.

I saw the miraculous before but there were dimensions that just exploded. After our crusades last year in Jalingo and Lokaja, I sent the clips to Bonnke’s crusade director and when he watched the clips, he said this is exactly to him like Bonnke’s crusade. He said, he is happy that even though Bonnke is dead, the spirit of mass evangelism has not died from Africa and it will not leave.

That burden, that passion, that is a prayer to pray:
“Father, anything you felt that made You to kill Your Son to die for the world, give me a measure of it. Jesus, the love You felt for the world; what was on Your heart, what You were thinking that made You to agree to die for the world, place a little of it in my heart.”

DON’T JUST MAKE MONEY LIKE UNBELIEVER MONEY-MAKERS; LET KINGDOM BE CENTRAL TO IT. DON’T JUST OCCUPY AN OFFICE WITH THE MENTALITY THAT I AM NOW A DIRECTOR; HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE YOU DIRECTED TO THE KINGDOM IN YOUR CAPACITY AS A DIRECTOR?
LIFE IS NOT FIT TO BE LIVED IF IT IS NOT LIVED FOR CHRIST. LIVING FOR GOD IS LIVING FOR GOOD. LIVING FOR SELF IS A LIFE WASTED FOREVER.

-Pastor Paul Enenche at Power Communion Service, Dunamis International Gospel Centre.

Father, we have come to honour and worship You. We cannot pay You enough for all the things You do for us; the testimonies, miracles, signs and wonders. Thank You for being so faithful. Thank You for giving us the privilege of association and closeness and nearness. Father, let not one person leave here the same way.
Thank You Master; thank You for wholeness, thank You for healing, deliverance and the touch of Your power.

  • I see God untying people; undoing the heavy burdens and yokes. Burdens are being lifted; yokes are being broken.
    Thank You Master for Your faithfulness.
  • Thank You for that which You are doing in the midst of Your people. Thank You because no one person will leave here the same, in Jesus precious name.

2 Timothy 4:1-2
I speak quickly on the subject:


THE PREPARATION OF THE SOUL WINNER.
Our objective is to understand preparations for successful evangelism. What is it that makes a person ready to be a soul winner? Last Sunday, we saw the necessity for soul winning, if you were not in the service, it is important you pick that message. I’ll say two things by way of introduction:


1). Soul winning or evangelism is every believer’s calling (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15).

Every believer is not called to be an evangelist but every believer is called to evangelize. There is a separate calling of the evangelist, just like there is a separate calling of the pastor, teacher, apostle and prophet; there is that separate calling but everyone is called to evangelize.

What is the difference?
Every parent is duty bound to teach their children but not every father or mother is a teacher by career. You are not going to teach your child and you say, “oh, there’s already a teacher in school to teach the child.” That is calculation for disaster. You teach your child at home; you teach them morals, character, sit with them and do homework with them. I do that with my children as well. But not every parent is a career teacher. In the same manner, there are evangelists; that does not eliminate the place of every believer’s duty to evangelize.

There are those who are called to be caterers, whose duty is to be restaurant operators. That does not mean you shouldn’t cook food in your house because there are people who cook on the street.

Otherwise, the whole world will just end suddenly. That’s how it is. Every believer is called to evangelize. Please bear that in mind; whether you are a choir member, counselor, usher, a deacon or pastor, there is the calling to evangelize.

2). Good performance is a product of good preparation. If we are going to perform well at the place of evangelism or any other thing we do in life, good performance is the product of good preparation. I say here, “powerful prevents poor performance.” Whether it is in the exam hall in school or whatever is your career for living, powerful preparation prevents poor performance.
2 Timothy 2:15

WHAT PREPARES A PERSON (A CHRISTIAN) FOR THE JOB OF A SOUL WINNER?
1). Passion for God; love for God is a fuel for aggressive evangelism.
Why is that so?
a). To love God is to keep His commandments (Exodus 20:5-6, Deuteronomy 5:10, Deuteronomy 11:1, John 14:15, 1 John 5:2-3).
b). To love God is to take care of His concerns (John 21:15-17, 2 Peter 3:9).

Last Sunday we soul that the soul of people is the heartbeat of God. So love for God, is to take care of His concerns
c). To love God is to do that which gives Him pleasure; you do the things that make Him happy (Luke 15:7-8, Mark 1:11, Luke 3:22).
After a very major program, program involving impacting people, altar calls and the rest and I went before God one day and I said to Him, “Lord, thank You for so much help. You helped us so much in this program. I’m very grateful, thank You Lord” and God said, “thank You too for being available.” I can’t forget what I heard that day. “I am appreciating you for being available and for the sacrifices and everything that you put forth into this program.” You know God can say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, I appreciate you. You did well.”

2). Love for souls (people). Like we said last Sunday, everybody you see that is not saved is going to hell except they are intercepted. The vision that changed Morris Cerullo’s life at the age of 14, he said he saw a troop of people, as if the whole world lined up, people were singing, dancing and making merry and they were just going, broad highway until they came to the edge of a big cliff.

Without notice, they were sinking down straight into hell, in their numbers, in thousands and he said, “God, what is this, what is going on?” And the answer was that, that is how humanity is galloping into a godless eternity at an alarming rate every single day.

a). Love for souls made God to send His Son to come and die (John 3:16, Romans 8:32)
b). Love for people made Jesus to lay down His life for the world (John 15:13, Galatians 1:3-4, 1 Timothy 2:6). Love for us drove the Father; love for people sent Jesus to the cross.
c). Love for people made Paul the Apostle literally curse himself for the sake of souls (1 Corinthians 9:16).

WHAT WILL LOVE FOR SOULS DO FOR YOU?
2 Corinthians 5:14
We will be in Gombe tomorrow, preaching. The next day in the morning, we’ll be preaching in the morning, dedicating our church and also, preaching at the Believer’s Conference, talking about soul winning; the kind of things I’m talking about now for the Redeemed Christian Church of God. From there, we fly straight to Lagos for the Lagos Apostolic Invasion and Worship and Wonders Night on Friday. Saturday, we are back and likely we might be out on Saturday evening for evangelism and be back here on Sunday.
Is it because you are so strong and you want to prove you have power? No! Love for God, it compels, it propels, it impels. While we have time, we strike the iron. We make sense on time because we don’t have eternity to fulfill destiny.

I told you the story before but this is a very good time for you to understand the story: when I was asked to pick Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke from the Abuja Airport here and take him to Markurdi for the crusade in Markurdi.

The Chairman of the protocol committee of the crusade at that time was my sister and she said, “can you help me pick Reinhard Bonnke from the airport for me and bring him to Markurdi?” I said, “thank you for giving me the opportunity.” We picked him, lodged him at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel where he passed one night before proceeding and then the next day, I went to meet him, greeted him, gave him a little offering in an envelope and then gave him a little gift of a watch so I can be on time as he is on time and then, I said, “can you pray for me Sir?”

He laid his hands on me and he prayed a prayer that I have never heard before then. He said, “Father, whatever made You to send Your son to go and die for the world, put a little of it in his heart.” He said, “Jesus, whatever You felt for the world while You hung on the cross to die, place a little of it in his heart.” It has to be a little because if He places all of it, you will die. No man can carry the burden that God is carrying. It has to be only what man can carry and survive.

After that, they were on their way to Markurdi and I went and lay on that bed; interceded and prayed for 7-10 hours, continuing sleeping, woke up; I had drastic encounters overnight – revelation encounters. Powerful and every devil in hell knows from that day till eternity, something shifted. I had passion for souls before but it shifted levels.

I saw the miraculous before but there were dimensions that just exploded. After our crusades last year in Jalingo and Lokaja, I sent the clips to Bonnke’s crusade director and when he watched the clips, he said this is exactly to him like Bonnke’s crusade. He said, he is happy that even though Bonnke is dead, the spirit of mass evangelism has not died from Africa and it will not leave.

That burden, that passion, that is a prayer to pray:
“Father, anything you felt that made You to kill Your Son to die for the world, give me a measure of it. Jesus, the love You felt for the world; what was on Your heart, what You were thinking that made You to agree to die for the world, place a little of it in my heart.”

3). Living for the Kingdom. When a man or woman has defined the reason why he is alive and that reason is for God (Philippians 1:21). That is, life is not fit to be lived if it is not lived for Christ. Living for God is living for good. Living for self is a life wasted forever (2 Corinthians 5:15). He died for us so we can live for Him (Matthew 6:33).

Beloveth, there are three categories of people as far as living life is concerned:
a). Those who live for the devil. These ones are instruments in the hands of the devil. I’m not talking of they are sinners. It is beyond being sinners. These ones are instruments in the hands of satan; they facilitate the agenda of the devil on the earth (John 10:10).

In this category, you have very terrible occultist, grand masters; they have seen satan, satan have seen them; they know each other. These are people who are on earth and they know why they are on earth. They want to see how many they can channel to hell. This is the group of ritual killers; they are full of demons, trading in human spare parts.

These are categories of bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, witches and wizards. I heard the story of a woman who is stronger than all witches in her community because she draws her power from the grave of her children. These are people that are sold out to the devil. They serve the devil with impunity; they serve the devil boldly.

b). Those who live for themselves. The people who live for themselves are focused on themselves and the things of the earth solely; what to eat, drink, wear, drive, the things that will make them happy on the earth; everything about their life is summarised on the earth. There is no eternal deposit, there is no eternity in mind. There is nothing like when I go to heaven, this is the reward I am expecting from God because this was what I did with my life on the earth. There is nothing like that in their agenda.

You know the way an animal wakes up in the morning, look for something to eat and then it just dies suddenly and there is no consequence; that’s how this kind of people live and unfortunately, there are many in church like that. There are not in church to work for God or to do anything; there are there for one prayer request or the other and when you say, lift up your hands and let us worship God, they are lifting up a prayer request, a picture of somebody they want prayer for. They are not interested in anything about God; it is just, “what can we get?” I was talking to some people the other day and said, when we came to the Lord in the seventies and early eighties, we didn’t know that there was a benefit in serving God.

The only thing we knew was that God created you and you must serve Him. You don’t have the right over your life. You must serve God and you must do it well so that you can go to Heaven and not hell. That I serve God I will get money out of it was not in the equation. It was later on that we discovered that you shall serve the Lord your God and He shall bless your bread and water. We didn’t know and it didn’t matter.

Today, it is that one that brought many people to church; the things that accompany the Gospel, the things that you want to get out of it. So, somebody sees a pastor and sees him driving a good car and he feels that that is what ministry is all about. He can’t get a job, so let him become a pastor. I told you the story of a “so-called pastor” before who approached a pastor in one of our locations that he wants to sell the church building. Why? Because he got a car on credit and he couldn’t pay for the car, so he wants to sell the church building to pay for the car. Our pastor asked and said, “so, what will happen to the members?” He said, “can’t you people carry them?” That is a hireling, an armed robber. Members, human beings, he said “carry them.”

These are people who live for themselves. Eternity is not in the equation. Kingdom does not matter, investment on the other side does not matter. From almost 30 years ago, I began to calculate when I step into Heaven, the number of souls that were there before me that I led to Christ who went there ahead of me, who will come to the entrance and say; “Welcome Sir! I am here because of you.” I was a medical student then when a 74- year-old man sent his son to call me to pray for him. So, I went there and then the first thing that I did was to lead him to Christ.

I preached to him and then he breathed deeply; “thank you my son for giving me the peace that I’ve never had. Thank you, I’m grateful.” The next thing I heard, he slept overnight, he was gone. I had no cry to cry because I was excited; I was excited because he died in old age, I was excited because he was at the junction of eternity, he could have gone left and God sent me and he went right and in my heart, I said, “Lord, that is one of the first fruits that has gone ahead to wait for me.”

There are many who have nothing to look forward to, no eternity. That’s why most rich men don’t want to die because their investment is on the earth. Swiss bank and European banks have eaten a lot of our money; money of thieves who went to keep money somewhere and they tried to take it to where nobody can steal it even though they stole it themselves. These are those who live for self.

Question you will want to ask yourself; I am aware that 99 per cent of people here today, I’m not sure you are living for the devil, otherwise you will not be here. Except those that the devil sent to go and kill themselves as agents; go after that Church, go after that man to go and kill themselves.

You saw the bird that was trying to fly into the place here on Sunday. It was just flying and just dropped. No hand touched it, so stone stoned it. It came into an atmosphere, a no-fly zone. Except such, I am not sure there are people who will say I am living for the devil but the question is; are you living for God?

c). Those who live for the Kingdom. These are those whose lives revolve around God and the Kingdom (Matthew 6:33). These are people whose target is Kingdom enlargement, expansion and enhancement.

These are people who decided not to leave their generation the way they met it. If they are making money or have influence over people, they have Kingdom at the back of their mind. When I was going to the medical school, I entered an agreement with God and I said, “Lord, I am entering the University to study medicine and that is no big deal. I will not be the first medical doctor neither will I be the last. So, there is no big deal. What is the big deal is that the medical school has given me a platform to freely preach to everybody there. I said, “Lord, help me not to fail any exam and I’ll assure You that I will preach and fulfil ministry there brutally, aggressively.” It was a sealed deal.

So, I went into that sphere, not like a regular medical student with the regular medical student mind. From my second year, I began to pray hours at a time in the morning before going to class, like three hours before going for the 8:00am class and then pray another one hour in the afternoon during the break period. One of those break periods, I was behind the physiology laboratory, studying and praying. A young man who came there saw me and I began to share some little scripture because when you are on fire, the only way for that fire not to implode you is to distribute it. So, I dropped a little fire on that man, he exploded. Next time he came again and he said, “you know what? What you are telling me is too much for only me. I am the President of Medical Student Fellowship; can you come and share this thing in the large house?” I said, with all pleasure.

I followed him, by the time I finished talking, I was in 200 Level, medical student, fire was everyone. I didn’t touch anybody; people were on the floor. What you are seeing today started since; people were on the floor. My wife then, sister Becky with her thick eyeglasses like coca cola bottle, that was what she was wearing at that time, she was in the congregation. All of them opened their mouths wondering, where is this one from? They were asking each other, which Guest Minister is this? From what ministry? Because he didn’t come like a student and the things I was talking were not kindergarten talks.

That was how that fire exploded at that time and if you found me in the morning in front of the student’s hostel, it was preaching in front of hostels; inside the bus and taxi, it was preaching. After preaching from the hostel to the classrooms and lecture areas and the driver asked for the money, I’ll say, “you all don’t bother, I’ll pay the fare for you.” That is, I finished talking to you, I pay your transport fare as a student.

One of them told my secretary the other day, what you are seeing now didn’t start today. He said, he would preach and still pay our transport fare. There was a place the students usually go to read, I didn’t go to read there. It was as if there is an unwritten law; if you don’t go there to read, you can’t pass. But my reading pattern was different. My reading pattern is such that I am seated reading, deep worship is playing. I will not be able to do that there – Hosanna integrity, Don Moen, etc and then, when I read for about three hours, I broke into tongues and then after that, I dig back into the book again. So, I said I can’t organize my quiet time there, those who came here for the purpose of only book can go there. My own is book plus…

One young man in the medical school, he was in the class ahead of me and I will pray for hours. He said, “oh boy, is it Bible school you came or medical school?” I told him and said, “both.” He said, “take it easy ooo. The place tough ooo.” He repeated and joined my class. I went forward. He failed and was withdrawn. It was really tough for him. He was very concerned but I had an agreement before I came. I am not saying this to impress nobody.

I am saying it to show you how to rub your life around Kingdom. Don’t just make money like unbeliever money-makers; let Kingdom be central to it. Don’t just occupy an office with the mentality that I am now a director; how many people have you directed to the Kingdom in your capacity as a director?

In my short practice of medicine, I made up my mind that my consulting table was also a pulpit. By the time we finished the medical stuff, I’ll say; “how are you doing, how is your life? What is your relationship with God? Heaven is real, hell is real and I want to ensure that you don’t go to hell. I am your doctor; I should tell you the truth. I’ve told you the physical one, this is the eternal one. It is more important. I’ll like you to make your way right with Jesus.” I led them to Christ, not one, not two. I saw one girl here that I led to Christ at the consulting table in the Teaching Hospital. I was just a house officer and this young lady came, she has done about twelve abortions. She had one fallopian tube gone from ectopic pregnancy. The uterine cavity was not there anymore from numerous D and C – terrible situation. I looked at her and said, “see how you wasted your life in a hurry. I want you to give your life to Jesus.” She said, “is there any hope for me still?” I said, “there is hope for you in God.”

I led her to Christ right there at the clinic and then afterwards, I returned back to the University to preach. Some years later, I saw her in the Fellowship and she said she gave her life to Christ and since that time, she has not looked back. I said, “congratulations. I am happy for you.”

One day we were in Area One church and I was preaching and people came out for the altar call, it was after a night vigil. “New comers, come forward” and people stood, I was shaking hands with people and the lady saw me and said, “do you recognize me Sir?” She said, you preached to me in the Teaching Hospital. I said, wow! Tell me more.

She said, I have come here, I am in the Law School now, I came from the Law School to attend service here. I am married and I also have a son.” Service has ended, I said everybody wait! If this woman can give birth to a child, anybody can give birth to a child because I knew her story. One kidney was already going, everything was wrong with her system.
Hallelujah!

How do you think I’ll feel after the night vigil on my way home? Oh Lord, I have not wasted my life and time. Many of us, we wasted so much opportunity. People God brought your way, you let them go and then go to hell.

You wasted too much opportunity. Living for God means that every single opportunity has Kingdom consideration. There is something about the Kingdom that you are considering. Please don’t forget this; When you live for yourself, you live at a loss; but when you live for God, you live for gain, both in this world and in the world to come.

One woman was telling us with Dr (Mrs) Becky the other day, I think she trusted God for about 5-7 years before she gave birth to her first child and after that, the child is 6-7 years without any other child and then, God visited her again. You know what she said? She said, she remembered that evangelism gave her the first result of pregnancy. So after she had waited for a while, she said before I got pregnant, when the devil was trying to delay her, she went brutally into work for God, she remember and went again and the yoke was broken again.

This is why you see some people, they don’t care for anything; their roommate is a smoker, drunkard, everything; they’ve not one day say, come to church or say, consider your life because their own lives is centered around this earth and themselves. There is no centering on the life of eternity. But beloveth, it is what you do for Heaven that will wait for you when you step out of time into eternity

4). The influence of the Holy Spirit. Walking with the Spirit of God and praying in the Spirit are very critical for soul winning (Acts 1:8)

How does the Holy Spirit help us?
a). The Holy Spirit empowers us to be witnesses for God, that is the power to witness, the power to be able to talk to people.
b). The Holy Spirit impacts us with the boldness to function in life (2 Timothy 1:6-7). One of the greatest challenges of people is that, “I am not bold enough to talk to people, I don’t know how to talk to people”. When you carry the real Spirit of God, audacity is there. When I grew up as a young man, even though on the inside, there was this ruggedness somewhere there but there were some levels of timidity for one reason or the day, maybe because of childhood, upbringing experiences here and there and even right in the secondary school, they made me a secretary of a particular club and addressing people at one time was an issue. But when the Spirit of God came and the power landed, if you want to taste the power, you gather some group of demons and then find out from them how they felt at the end of the instruction. The Holy Spirit gives us the boldness.
c). The Holy Spirit sheds abroad the love of God in our hearts (2 Timothy 1:7, Romans 5:5). Love for God and love for people is made to flood our hearts.

Lift up your right hand and give God the praise.

PRAYER
Father, I have come before You tonight; I ask that You place in my heart fresh passion for You; place in my heart today, passion for souls. Father, what You felt for human beings that made You to send Your Son, Jesus Christ to die for the world, place a little of it in my heart. Jesus, what you felt for the world that made You to give Yourself on the cross of Calvary for human beings, place a little of it in my heart.

Father, I receive the grace to live for You, not for myself in the name of Jesus. Holy Spirit, take Your place in my life and empower me for soul winning, embolden me for soul winning. Holy Spirit, You are welcome; take Your place in my life now!

(Altar Call)

FIREFUL DECLARATIONS:

  • I pray that something fresh will come upon you tonight!
  • Fire will burn tonight; I prophesy overnight divine encounters that will change our stories!
  • Anything that is a distraction in your life that is taking your focus off working for God the way you want to do; today, the blood of Jesus break that limitation. The blood of Jesus dissolves that distraction in the name of Jesus!
  • I declare it is a new day, a new season on your life in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost!

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