Koinonia service on the 14th of August 2015, was an unusual one because it was conducted by the School of Ministry (students), an arm of Eternity Network International. It was a rainy day as saints trooped into the auditorium in Christ Gospel Church, Samaru Zaria with joy and expectancy in their hearts. The School of Ministry students were beautiful dressed and seated at the front row of the Church, ready to dispense of the Anointing they have received.
Service started at exactly 6:00p.m with the Opening prayer by Phillip Watsai, followed by Emmanuel Stephen and then, Josiah Nwobodo. As each of them led the congregation into prayer, the spirit of supplication filled the house.
Taking off from there was the School of Ministry (S.O.M) Worship Team, as they mounted the pulpit to minister to God in Spirit and in truth. These spirit-filled vessels of God exploded the atmosphere with intense worship in songs and in words. The songs included: “We will stand and lift our hands and hail Yahweh”, “For I am Yours and You are mine”, “You are my everything” amongst others.
This ushered in Gbenga Oseke who continued in the same spirit of worship, leading the saints into a deeper realm of surrender of themselves to God. He told them, “The real state of a man can only come alive when he leaves all to follow God”. He acknowledged the presence of all in the house and encouraged them to open up their hearts regardless of the rain, as it is only a physical manifestation of the happenings in the realm of the spirit.
The Testimony session was anchored by Ojone Ruth. She informed the saints first about the importance of testimonies, saying, “It shows you are thankful to God and gives others the opportunity to partake of the blessing”; then called out the names of testifiers. A number of testimonies were shared ranging from deliverance from a motor car accident, excellent academic result, to supernatural childbirth, and many others.
Nonso Noel was the next minister on stage as he rendered a poem describing “The Exceeding Great Army” of God. It was an awe-inspiring work of art as the saints gave a standing ovation when it came to an end.
August celebrants were invited up the stage by Gift Friday. She enlightened the congregation about the prophetic significance of the 8th month (a month of new beginnings). Prophecies of freshness on every aspect of their lives were meted upon them.
It was time for the giving of Tithes and Offerings as Joel Ugwuoke read from 2 Corinthians 9:7 (Every man according as he purposed in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver). In obedience to God’s Word, the people of God jumped to their feet with smiles on and walk towards the altar to give their tithes, and then offerings to God.
School of Ministry Worship Team came on stage to initiate the people into sincere worship, for the Holy Spirit to find expression. They began by describing the magnificence of the Lord in a song; “You are an awesome wonder”, and in response to His Mighty Presence in the house, they sang, “It all belongs to You”. This ushered in a song of prophecy and they chorused, “There’s an army rising up…to break every chain!”
Emmanuel Abah, the first minister jumped on stage in the spirit of prayer, charging up the atmosphere in fluent tongues. He instructed the saints to pray: “Lord, I give You a willing and obedient heart”. After this, he welcomed everyone to this special service and went straight to the teaching on “The Call of a Kingdom Ambassador”. These are the highlights.
-It is God’s intention that the earth will be filled with His glory and power. Genesis 1:26 (And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth).
-Man was created to legislate on behalf of God on the earth in the beginning but this was lost after man sinned. Luke 4:5 (And the devil taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time).
-In the vistas of time, God began to look for men to restore His original plan for creation.
-Mark 3:13 (And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him). God began calling men and teaching them the ideologies of the Kingdom for effective legislation.
-Isaiah 6:8 (Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me). This is the Call of Kingdom Ambassadors.
He then asked the congregation to bow down their heads and pray: “Lord, I am ready, send me”.
Nsolo Oliseamaka, the second minister came on stage and began with a song: “I hear the chains falling!” She then asked the Lord to help us all to comprehend the essence of the Call. She began her message on “The Demand of the Call”. These are the highlights.
-There are two functions of a Kingdom Ambassador; Soul winning and Kingdom Advancement.
-Soul winning is bringing people to a point where they submit themselves to the Lordship of Christ and believe in His substitutionary work.
-Kingdom Advancement is every scriptural mechanism deployed to establish the rule and reign of the Kingdom of Christ in the hearts of men and to extend this influence to territories.
-The tool for Kingdom Advancement is Influence. It is a situation where the Ideologies of the Kingdom are imbibed.
-A Kingdom Ambassador is a Leader and you only become a leader through Service. The hallmark of son ship in the Kingdom is Service.
-It is demanded as a Kingdom Ambassador for you to be conformed to the person of the Christ which has been predestined from the beginning, and to understand the principles of the Kingdom.
-God has an agenda and demands our partnership for its fulfillment.
-To be conformed to God’s image, you need to receive Jesus Christ first as your Lord and Savior and then, consecrate yourself by abiding in Him in order to bear fruits. The more we behold the Lord, we become more like Him.
-In order to achieve all these, we need a baptism of fire.
She declared: “We’ll be receiving the baptism of fire this evening”. She then urged the saints to pray: “Lord, I need a rekindling of this fire”.
Yarling Ringnan mounted the pulpit, being the next to minister. She began by saying; “If there is a call and demand, there is need for adequate training and equipping”. She spoke on “The training of a Kingdom Ambassador”. These are the highlights.
-Training is the core of the Call which enables us to be equipped in order to become Kingdom Ambassadors.
-The place of training is where potentials are discovered and developed.
-There can be no training without separation. Separation is necessary in order to be distinct from the perspectives and philosophy of this world. 2 Timothy 2:3-4 (Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier). No Kingdom Ambassador should entangle himself with the affairs of this life.
-You are allowed to make mistakes in the place of training. In the battlefield, you will pay dearly for any mistake made.
-Our lives must first reflect the Kingdom we seek to represent.
-In the place of training, God opens our hearts and reveals our tendencies to us, initiating us further to the mindset of heaven; the modus operandi of the Kingdom of Heaven.
-The place of training births certain things:
1. Discipline: God brings you to a place of surrender and humility. Discipline in trusting God and no one else. In the place of discipline, you acquire knowledge and equip your inner man. Discipline teaches accountability, reliability and contentment. The place of discipline teaches us to guard our mouths.
2. Strategies: This is where ideas are birthed. Details are given in all that God wants you to do.
3. Mindsets and Ideologies are shaped and reviewed. Mindsets are doorways that permit the operation of the Holy Spirit or demon spirits. God instills the culture of heaven in you as you permit His operation in your mind.
4. Spiritual packaging: In this stage, your ignorance will cost dearly. You have to make God’s Word to come alive personally to you. The Keyword in this stage is Patience. Romans 12:12 (Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer).
She then led the people into prayer, receiving grace and strength to endure the training process.
The next minister of God was Gbenga Oseke and he spoke on the “Unleashing and Manifestation of Kingdom Ambassadors”. These are the highlights.
-Under this apostolic cloud, God is training us by transforming our mindsets into that of the Kingdoms’.
-This atmosphere is meant to raise men beyond the walls of Church, extended to the systems of the world.
Things needed for an outstanding Kingdom Ambassador.
1. Spiritual Empowerment: Before anyone was sent in Scripture, an empowerment by God was given.
2. Intellectual Empowerment: This is the development of your mind. Acts 7:22 (And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and mighty in words and in deed). You develop your mind by acquiring skills through reading of relevant literatures.
3. Character Empowerment: Character bankruptcy terminates destinies.
4. Bodily Empowerment: Hebrews 10:5 (Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me) Regardless of the vision God has shown you in the secret place, you have to possess a body prepared for its manifestation.
-The goal of this apostolic and prophetic gathering is to bring out the General in you.
1. Lord, empower me spiritually.
2. Release upon me the spirit of the fear of the Lord.
3. Release upon me the spirit of diligence to meet all the demands as a Kingdom Ambassador.
He then requested that anyone who was sick in the body should lay hands on that part of the body and pray: Lord, release upon me the spirit of might.
Akafi Gloria came on stage and invited the set-man of the house; Apostle Joshua Selman Nimmak to pray for all persons writing the upcoming POST UTME examination. The spirit of fear was cursed and blessings were proclaimed upon them. Announcements were made by Akafi Gloria and all first time worshippers were acknowledged and celebrated. The meeting came to an end at 9:39p.m, and we glorify God for its success.