Here are the highlights to the 34th National Prayer Conference: Possessing the Land II, Day 2 which took place at Methodist Theological Institute, Mission Hill, Umuahia, Abia State ? Nigeria.
TOPIC: Possessing the Land in the 15th Season
SCRIPTURES: Gen 6:8, Esther 2:15, 9:18, 2 Chro 15:10, Matt 4:17-20
Ministering: Dr. Steve Ogan
To possess the Land this season involves 3 basic concepts, namely:
- Concept of triple Grace (15 is equivalent to 5 in three places)
- Concept of Rest
- Concept of release into New Dimension
We are in a Season of Multiple grace. It is the grace of God that keeps a nation.
No matter how restless a country is, we must bring Nigeria to a state of rest as this is the will of God.
He went on to say that Matthew 4: 17 ? 20 contain the 15th time the name ?Jesus? appeared in the Book of Matthew signifying divine direction and not just mere coincidence.
A very important statement for all to learn is that, for one to be fully saved he/she must undergo a total Change of Mind, Action and Direction.
Lastly, the Lord would be found when we seek him but if the Land forsake him, he the Lord will also forsake them.
To truly possess the Land, everything hinges on obedience to God.
SCRIPTURES: The Book of Jonah
Jonah being a prime example of the sermon, Barr. Emeka Nwankpa?stated that we should observe and learn from his (Jonah) mistakes by following the will of God as Our Lords prayer says ?THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN?, and not trying to get our way in every situation.
If you know you are the cause of the Tempest, why wait to be thrown to sea by people, instead of doing it yourself to save us all? He asked.
We should walk with God both in good and bad times, not emulating people like Jonah who repent when in a fish belly (Trials) and afterwards turn against God, when they receive their deliverance.
Walking in disobedience makes what we know about God to cease being effective.
Power is not in the Land rather it is in the Word of God and he is Bigger than our Grudges.
Rev. Ikemefuna gladly welcomes the Intercessors for Nigeria saying that we are on the same course as servants of God and fulfilling Gods purpose in Nigeria.