Written by KEHINDE OYETIMI and OLAIDE ALADESANMI
Prophet J. O. Adeoye is the founder of With God International Ministries with branches all around the world.
YOU are holding a programme tagged Prayers for Divine Protection and Fulfillment. There are many instances of insecurity in the country. What gives you the assurance that organizing such programme can guarantee the protection that you talk about?
Jesus stated in the book of John chapter 14 verses 6 that he is the way. Jesus is the way out of every crisis in life. The provision of a way out of all the problems besieging the country was necessitated by God. He gave us that great vision that the surest protection can only come from God. There is no true protection in any other place. God is the refuge that is very certain. He wants to give everyone of us the truest of all securities especially at a time like this. He is making this promise so that we will be able to overcome and not become victims.
Whoever will come will discover that God is enough to protect. There is nothing impossible with God to do. There are many unfortunate instances of kidnapping and untimely deaths everywhere in the country yet God is making the provision for our security. He has also decided to answer the prayers of as many as will
attend. It is a time when divine promises will be fulfilled. It is not me but God that will provide the umbrella of his protection.
You are equally organizing another programme with the theme Gathering for Great testimonies for Overcomers. What should be the expectations of participants?
I passed through certain difficulties at a point in my life. That period marked a major shift in my walk with God. Some of those bitter experiences are not kept from the knowledge of the public. Jesus said that in this world we are sure to have tribulations but that we should be of good comfort since we have overcome. At that time, God asked me to give him praise. That inspiration gave birth to this programme. I have a testimony that the Ancient of Days helped me to overcome.
I believe that he will do the same for others who will join me in this forthcoming programme.
The Fathers of Faith like Abraham and Isaac would always resort to praising God for past victories when they were confronted with new ones. They would remind God of the past demonstrations of his great power and provision, insisting that God could do more than he had done before. This of course would be gear the almighty. The Bible records that this has always moved God to answer. I also want to praise God in that manner. I am therefore using this medium to invite everyone for the programme from April 25 to 27.