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LESSONS I LEARNT ALONG THE WAY: RELATING WITH MEN OF OLD

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I spent my nascent year in the ministry meeting men who had serve faithfully.

Old men who had seen it all through the grace of God.

Some of these men had no formal education but they have ancient spiritual civilization.

Did they influence my theology yes, they did because they never contradicted the finished work.

I have been privileged to read and study to some level, in the course of studying I discovered that what we paid hundreds of thousand for are what I got sitting with these men.

You know we all believe in the power of the grace, Baba Gabriel Oyelami put it this, when you are full of the Holyspirit, the flesh is dead.

Baba Ajayi whom I started ministry under once said the most important person in your life is the Holy spirit.

He forebade us from asking for anything outside the Holyspirit, I still do till date.

I remembered one funny event, Baba once asked a new pastor about to be employed if he can fast and pray.

I was wrinkling to him to say God will help him, the pastor just took his eyes away.

He told Baba he can fast and pray for long, I said ha.

I chuckled knowing he had entered something.

Baba told him he would take 7days dry fasting from where he would be giving a parish.

The next day around 1pm, the pastor have stopped praying, I asked what happened, he said he had never taking a fast without drinking water or tea.

I walked away laughing since he didn’t know that older ministers care more about your spiritual stamina than your charisma and oratory.

He should have told Baba that he is willing to learn from him.

That night he was crying all through, I kept on laughing as we did vigil in the mission house.

Know this little truth, don’t display knowledge or unnecessary charisma before older ministers.

Be humble as much as possible, they can see your heart in your words and acts, they hate pride.

The next morning he packed his things and ran away. 😁😁😁😁😁😁

In the company of other young prophets, we went to see the late Prophet Oyelami, he told us to go and ask for Holyspirit and power for 6hours.

When we returned to him, he said we are not full yet that we should go back.

The next afternoon we went to him, he said we were not full yet.

I told our leader to ask Baba what we must do to be full, he said we should praise God and ask for humility of heart then ask again.

The third morning he came to us where we were praying he said you’re now full and secured for atleast 30yrs.

He told us how God showed him a full septic tank with the capacity of each.

There is something about the ancient technology that nothing can be compared to.

Though we give less emphasis to a life of pruning in our time, it’s the very foundation of a lasting life and ministry.

The Lord showed us great mercy today, we can’t stopped thanking God.

Your hands are anointed to make profit and your head for crown, walk in unlimited prosperity this week and beyond in the name of Jesus.

This is the week of gathering and lifting.

Blessings.
A.T Joel.

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