The Convener of the Operation 7 to 7, Pastor (Mrs) Oluwaseyi Ebunoluwa Bakare, has declared that those who left the C&S fold for other churches will come back, even to meet a greater fold.
She made this statement at the just concluded crusade tagged: Operation 7 to 7.
The crusade with the theme: “Unstoppable Glory”, which held Tuesday at Daylan Events and Conference Centre, Ibadan with the capacity of 3,500 guests from the C&S, the Celestial Church of Christ and other denominations.
The 12-hour programme, which was the 12th edition, started on the note of worship at 7 pm and was brought to a close at 7 am. It was witnessed with people rending and yearning their hearts to God in soulful songs, sessions of moments of praises, dances, and prayers.
The ‘Operation’ is powered by the trio of Gboromiro Prayer Ministry, Men and women of prayer Mission and the Sacred C&S, Oluwamayomikun Parish all headed by the convener, Pastor Bakare.
Addressing the congregation, the convener urged the congregation to embrace hard work and shun laziness.
She said, “God does not say he will bless our fast but the works of our hands. Unstoppable glory will not meet you at a lazy point. I belong to a generation that is unstoppable, that will not rest. A lazy person is one that believes people do rituals before they succeed.”
In a brief chat with members of the Seraph media team, Pastor Bakare expressed optimism that the members who had left the Seraph fold would come back.
“I want to advise people who left, they are coming back! C&S is taking a new turn. Before people like you would not be here, you would have joined other churches. It was very difficult when we started, I just chose to stay. But I know now that the Lord is raising giants, he is raising people who will shake the nation; He is raising people who will be good ambassadors. I know something great is on the way. Many people who have gone away will come back, but they will not meet us at the level they left us.”
She also stated that most of the members of her ministry were not born Seraphs, but became members when they saw that she was deep in the word of God as well as the Grace of God upon her.
She added, “Most of the people here that you see today were not born Seraphs. Through our evangelism, we have brought them to Christ. I’m talking about the Pentecostals, the Orthodox churches’ members, people from big churches. Most of those you see in white garments were not Seraphs, but once they see the Grace of God upon me and the word in me, they journeyed with me. And with me in Ibadan, people are seeing the C&S in another dimension. We need to work more; we need to evangelise more.”
As part of the vision of her ministry to mankind, the convener disclosed that the ministry had provided free education to the girl child.
“Stop running from one place to another, think of what you can do to make a difference. Wonderland, Igboko was dry ground, God told me to go there. Today, we have a school for the girl child at no charge. We have school books, bags, uniforms and feeding at an absolutely no cost. For people to say we have done our best, I’m encouraging you so you can be the best.”
Giving the exhortation, Pastor Segun Michael revealed that ‘glory’ was not a phenomenon but a personality, Jesus Christ.
“The word glory is not a property, nor occurrence, but a personality, meaning when the person appears, glory appears. The staff (opa) is not glory, tongues aren’t glory, Jesus is the glory! I know anointing oil and water can be potent, but Jesus is superb. The next level is not glory, you are the glory when you carry Jesus.”
Ministering, the set man of Molete Baptist Church, Rev’d (Dr.) Edward K. Alabi, stated that a life without glory was lived in obscurity.
“When the life of a man is devoid of glory, he will not have a voice, he is but an empty life. The man became in search of glory since he lost it in the garden of Eden. He died physically, spiritually and also materially until it was restored at the time of Noah, Moses, then Jesus Christ.”
Also giving a brief exhortation, Prophet Michael Fakinle revealed that unstoppable glory stemmed from believing in God while encouraging people to let go of sinful lifestyles which could cause a breach in one’s glory.
“Whosoever wants to have an unstoppable glory must be a person that believes; glory springs from believing. Money chases after glory, and glory brings honour to men. You must persevere, when you live a sinful life, glory fades,” he noted.
Throwing her weight behind the revelation of the gospel, Pastor Bakare reiterated the need for the fold to be word-full and encourage members to go more into the word stating that “ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free”
Expressing her gratitude to God, the convener appreciated God for being faithful all through the course of the event.
“I am elated. I’ve just been thanking God; He has been a faithful God. He started with us and you can see the way it all came out. I am happy and give glory to God, it is not of man, it is of God. I know people will be having testimonies very soon. This is how we do it every year and we record testimonies; people will begin to seek Christ as they should seek Him.”
She also dolled out her appreciation to the guest ministers, whom she affirmed to have given out the undiluted word of God noting that the attendees would not go back the same way they came.
There was the presentation of awards to Mr Imole Adetansuyi and “Able to” on the premise of hard work, commitment and dedication while a series of testimonies flowed from members and participants of previous programmes.
In attendance were Seraphs Delegate from Lagos, Bishop Olufemi Adepoju, Pastor (Mrs) Funke Adetuberu, founder of “She Matters”, Baba Michael Fakinle alias Baba Ayeraye, Pastor Claudius Adebayo Olaiya, Pastor Gabriel Evans, Revd Evangelist Yemi David, Dare Alaka, Abbey Praise, Kemi Rehoboth, Evangelist Bukola Akinade (Senwele Jesu), Alapala crew, Abbey Praise, and Korede Daniel, among others.
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