If we are to use what has been happening in every international deliverance programme of The Lord’s Chosen as a yardstick to measure what is expected of today at the grand finale of the annual international programme of the church, then it means that tens of thousands of participants that will grace the occasion will not only have their sorrow turned to joy but the entire nation will sooner than later begin to experience peace and joy. The event is titled, ‘From Sorrow To Joy’, taking place at the Revival Ground of the ministry along Oshodi- Apapa expressway by Ijesha bus stop, Lagos. This is because God will not only turn their sorrow to joy but will also turn their misery and depression that have refused to depart the nation all this while to a thing of the past.
The General Overseer of The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement, Pastor Lazarus Muoka, who will preside over the programme, has declared that as from today, the sorrow of the people and this nation shall be no more. “If you will present all the sorrow you have been going through before the God of the chosen, it shall be no more from today in Jesus’ name”, he said.
The programme, yesterday, witnessed the demonstration of the power of God in an unequal and unimaginable dimension. The blind saw, the deaf heard, the crippled walked and the sick received their healings, all at the issuance of prophetic commands by the minister of God, Pastor Muoka, who presided over the ministration. It was a harvest of miracles as soon as the cleric began to declare freedom to all the afflicted from the pulpit during deliverance ministration. Those that came in crutches threw them away and started walking unaided while those with pains were praising God for relief. And there was jubilation all over the revival ground of the ministry that expanded more than one kilometre. Today, the same operation of the Spirit will be at work to deliver the people from sicknesses, diseases, afflictions and turn their sorrow to joy.
Pastor Muoka has assured the participants that nobody will go home empty-handed in today’s grand finale. This is because according to him, God Almighty has heard their cry and seen the hopelessness they are subjected to and therefore has scheduled the crusade to turn all their sorrows to joy. “The era of sorrow will end after this power parked crusade”, Muoka said.
Quoting from the Scripture Exodus 1:13-16 which says, “13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: 16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.”
Pastor Muoka said that the above have summarily narrated the afflictions the children of Israel suffered in the hand of the Egyptians, for many years. During this period, all the Israelites, irrespective of the age, sex and status were terribly oppressed. In fact it was recorded that, they were in bondage of sorrow and thus became weary of life, through the severity of their servitude. It was a life of the most painful servitude, oppressive enough in itself, but made much more so by the cruel manner of their treatment while performing their tasks. And, upon it all, Pharaoh passed a decree which permitted the Egyptian midwives to kill at birth every male of the children of Israel.
Then, as a result of the ugly situation experienced, the children of Israel cried unto the Lord and the Lord heard their cry and decided to deliver them as written in. Exodus 3:7-8, “And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; 8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites”
At the above set time, deliverance was determined for the children of Israel. God heard their cry, saw their oppression and endurance. At this time, whether the Egyptians liked it or not, God has determined to deliver Israel. As it was in the days God saw the affliction of His people and delivered them, so shall it be in this grand finale. The cleric said that same thing is applicable to the participants and the nation in general during the crusade. He declared, “I do not know how many years the enemy has kept your family and business under bondage. And every situation in your life looks like an insurmountable mountain. You may have been under torment for many years and now have lost all hope for deliverance but today your sorrow will be turned to joy”.
He said that the participants are coming by divine invitation and must receive divine touch because their deliverance has been determined by the God of the Chosen, the God that answers prayers. And their presence is not going to be a coincidence, but a divine privilege.
According to him, it is never the will of God that they or the entire nation should remain under any affliction or despair. Nigeria must be free and they must be delivered. He averred that it does not matter the extent of the affliction against their lives, families or businesses but assured that God Almighty will do something in their lives in this crusade. A new experience of peace and joy will come their way. This is because when God determines to do a thing, nothing can stop Him. Human beings cannot stop Him. Herbalists cannot afford to stand on His way. He is the all powerful God. He is the only one that says it and it comes to pass.
Pastor Muoka is asserting that nothing shall hinder the deliverance of the people in this crusade. Hear him: “You may be in secret society or even be the leader. You might be occupying an elevated position in a society that does not glorify God. And all the while, you are looking for a way to renounce your membership. You may have been involved in one demonic plan or another and cannot abandon it because you have been yoke into it and threatened with death if you leave. Now as a result of God’s intervention in today’s program, your deliverance is sure. God has determined to deliver you. He has seen your pitiable condition and has come to instil courage and wisdom in you. He has come to give you hope and joy. Those elements that beclouded your sense of knowing the truth and righteousness in Christ Jesus shall be banished away.
“He will remove spiritual or physical blindness in you and today, you will have your total freedom. He will not deliver you half way. He will not deliver you and you will remain in sorrow, torment and be begging bread. Since the goodness of God is without repentance. He will free you from all forms of poverty and set you into plenty, into joy and perfect health. That contract they denied you shall be re awarded to you and where you were disappointed earlier shall be where you will be appointed, for God will make a way for you and your failure shall become your success. Everything they have projected against you shall be cancelled. Barrenness, moving object in the body and other form of sicknesses, hindrances, disappointments, poverty, lack of employment and promotion shall all be cancelled in Jesus name”
Pastor Muoka said that yesterday been the first day of the crusade was just a tip of the iceberg of what is expected to happen today being the grand finale. He is begging everybody with one sorrow and another to come today and turn the sorrow to joy. And if you are not opportune to be present physically at the crusade venue, the Pastor said that other options are available to you as the program is streamed live on internet and satellite station of the ministry on view Africa Network.