The prayer meeting was wonderful. It is true that each time I am repeating myself, but what else can I say if indeed it was wonderful? I prepared my sermon but there was no way to deliver it. The anointing was too strong for ‘regular’ preaching. As we were worshipping God, the Holy Spirit gave us two prophetic messages.
The first one was for the sick in our midst. “Healed and Hired” (God has healed you so that you can be hired my Him, to serve Him). Many knelt at the altar praying for healing. There was faith enough to move mountains of evil, chronic and wicked, incurable diseases. To God be all the glory!
“If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD your God, and do that which is right in His eyes, and give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, your healer.” (Ex 15:26)
This is a prophetic word, a praise report and a testimony. It is concerning Pastor (Mrs) Trish Eresanara. I testified to the glory of God that she has been my helper, my sister, my daughter in Christ and my friend for many years. She is a medical doctor by profession. Her hobby in the past was baking beautiful wedding cakes and sewing wonderful wedding gowns. She was very good at it. She made money and fame from both activities. Each Saturday she will be very busy with her cakes and gowns. Then the Holy Spirit told me that she will be my assistant in the ministry. Because I am a foreigner, my culture and accent is different. That can be a hindrance. I needed a Spirit filled Nigerian Christian woman who can connect me with the other believers in general and with the women in particular. I told her about my need and God’s call. It was not easy for her to let go of her Saturdays’ ‘jobs’. She is also a busy wife and mother to her two sons. Another difficulty was that she lives quite far from the church.
She went to pray about it and later she said yes. We prayed for each other and placed our relationship on the altar of God. We both fear God and we knew that ministry is a very serious matter. This is more than ten years ago. My testimony is that since then, she has been a very efficient, hardworking, humble and faithful helper, assistant and friend beyond my dreams. She makes my life easier and happier. Each time we have service (with the women’ fellowship or the Saturday Class prayer meeting) she is there waiting for me. She always comes first. All these years she has never complained. Each time, in rain or sun shine, in sickness and health, war or peace…she has never been late or looking tired. She has never been disrespectful to me or trespassing in my authority. For example, If both of us were cooks in the kitchen, she will prepare all the ingredients, not too many, not too few. She will wash the vegetables and boil the meat. She will place the spices on a row for me to pick what I want. She will make sure there is gas in the cylinder. She will fleet the kitchen so that no flies or mosquitoes will disturb me. My apron will be washed and waiting. Then she will wait for me to mix all these things in the pot and on fire. Soon, the soup is done and it will be very tasty. Everybody will like the soup! I am sure you know what I mean…
This is a lesson I have learned: you can do any job if God has granted you a good helper. Today we gave honor to whom honor is due! Well done Trish! God bless you!
We then prayed that God will grant good friends and helpers to all of us!
“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act…Pay everyone whatever you owe them… fear to whom fear is due, honor to whom honor is due” (PV 3:27; Rom 13:7)
Lastly, there was nothing else to do than to rejoice and praise our God! To God be all the glory!
(In the picture: praying for the women in our church with Trish faithfully standing at my ‘back’)