Today we celebrated Jesus Christ in our new and beautiful sanctuary. It was a wonderful Sunday service. The praise reached heaven. Everybody danced, sang and shouted the name of Jesus. Everybody left home blessed. What very few people knew is that this Sunday service is a miracle. We could have had a ‘silent’ service.
Last night, after the final choir rehearsal in preparation for the Sunday service, something happened. Pastor Leigh wanted to test the sound of the instruments once more before going home. The instrumentalists and the sound crew were the only people left in the auditorium. Suddenly, our two big main amplifiers got burnt. There was no sound anymore. This is what you call ‘attack’. It was a spiritual emergency! Pastor Leigh and the brethren worked throughout the night trying to find the electrical fault responsible for this damage. No one went home trying to restore the sound. But it was not possible to repair the amplifiers in the night. The situation was desperate. We almost had no sound this morning! At about 2:30 am they started phoning their friends, who is willing to lend us amplifiers for the morning service. Men had to wake up from sleep. Thank God a man said that we can come and take his amplifiers. A brother drove the church van in the night to that man’s house, and together they went to his shop where he hires musical equipment. This is not easy. Finally, the amplifiers came at about 4 am. They connected them and this is how sound came for this morning service. No one slept even a minute.
As for me, I could not help them but I could pray. The verse the Holy Spirit gave me throughout the night was this: “On this Rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it” (Mt 16:18). Indeed it was an attack. The devil saw something of what was coming this Sunday morning. He tried to stop the service, but failed. To God be all the glory!
I want to give all the glory to God! I also want to ‘give honor to whom honor is due’. God used Pastor Leigh, the sound crew and the instrumentalists to bulldoze ‘the gates of hell’ last night. These are the names of the humble and faithful brethren, the soldiers of Christ who stood in the night, serving God and the church in the hour of need: Ufuoma, Oyibo, Dodo, Marcello, David, Akpomiemie, Emma, TJ, Kelvin, Josiah, Tega and Goddey. May God bless you all! “Behold, bless you the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD” (Ps 134:1)
Father, Son and Holy Ghost! Please, receive all the glory!