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Ehimika: Jesus dream hour, most unifying Christian worship hour on earth

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Emmanuel Oje Ehimika

Emmanuel Oje Ehimika (Preacherman) is the visionary of The Jesus Dream (TJD), a-one-hour yearly global worship hour for declaring the wonderful works of God, held on June 30, at 9pm Jerusalem time (8pm Nigerian local time). He spoke to OMIKO AWA about the 9th year experience coming up on June 30, as well as the faithfulness of God in the past worship hours.

How have you been managing TJD since you don’t have a church crowd to support you financially?

When you do ministry simply to achieve, over time, what God desire; Ministry becomes easy.

I had a church and the Lord told me to shut it down. I had a motivational talk business, He told me to shut it down. And He said to me “Sell nothing in this ministry.”

So I simply sit there sharing the Word He has given me and those He has opened their eyes to the vision support us willingly.

He told me not to promise people rewards from Him or try to encourage them; but just ask for willing offerings.

Those who really love God for what He has done not what He will do are responding.

Whatever offering comes in; no matter how little, always gets the job done. Remember the five loves and two fishes that fed the five thousand.

The Holy Spirit runs this Ministry directly hence our adverts read- the precious Holy Spirit invites you to The Jesus Dream.

What is the secret of the growth of TJD worldwide?

When Adam was created, he did not grow. He messed up; but Jesus, the last Adam, grew from childhood to adulthood.

So, any work that is centred around Jesus grows like an oak tree and not an overnight mushroom.

When you build upon the Word of God and the level of revelations from the Holy Spirit to you flows unhindered, that Ministry will excel in the face of opposition.

God tries motives before He prospers a work. But more importantly, this issue of collectively declaring His wonders is His priority; so He is spreading if Himself. That’s why He emptied me so that everyone who is discerning will know He is behind the move.

We have free adverts running to millions of dollars across the world. How do you explain that? And it’s increasing yearly.

We now have media houses sending us mails to send 2018 jingle, some newspapers in foreign countries requesting to republish some articles on our website in their magazines.

Why did you say TJD hour is the most powerful worship hour on earth?

It is the most powerful worship hour because first, it satisfies God’s passion that runs from Genesis to Revelation; which is to Dwell With Man. Read this Scripture; Exodus 29:46. Many preachers always present what we stand to gain, leaving God out.

For instance that God brought Israel out of slavery to give them the land of milk and honey — proving that a child of God should prosper.

Yes, we should; but that is not the first thing. So, we see God tell us that He has been side tracked by our messages. God wanted their unity so that He can dwell with them.

At TJD hour we come in with unity in a magnificent size for God’s greatest passion in the Bible.

It runs from Gen.3:8 to Exo.25:8 to Ex.29:46 to Ps.132:13-14 to Ezek.37:26-28 to Zech.10:2 and crosses over to Matt.3:16 to John.1:16 to Eph.2:21-22 to Col.1:19; 2:9 and finally in Rev. 21:3. God’s original purpose becomes His final purpose – to dwell in the midst of His people.

Secondly, in the beginning of the Bible in Genesis 1:1, the Holy Spirit introduces us to God by His works (in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth).

In the beginning of the Church, the Holy Spirit introduces the Church as they declared the wonderful works of God (Acts 2:11).

Again in the beginning of worship in heaven, Holy Spirit introduces the Church as they declared the wonderful works of God (Acts 2:11).

Again, in the beginning of worship in heaven, the Holy Spirit tells us that the 24 elders tell God He is worthy to receive glory honour and power because of His wonderful works (Rev.4:11). Again, this runs from Genesis to Revelation.

At the TJD hour, we will be declaring the works of God.

And so, at that hour we will be doing what they did when the Church started and also what is being done in heaven — thus making the will of God be done on earth as it is in heaven exactly.

No other worship comes before it. You can’t put prayers, preaching, fasting before it.

Not even praises or singing because you can’t praise God if you don’t know what He has done. What will any Christian that misses that hour offer God – nothing!

Whatever the Holy Spirit makes first should be made first thereby honouring God and giving an acceptable sacrifice.

It is, obvious! One of the requirements for outstanding ministry is boldness. That is the prayer the early church began with.

When Saul was coming to arrest and destroy them, they did not pray for God to kill him and his fellows. They prayed for boldness.

The statements I make are provocative; but I hear the Spirit tells me what to say and He backs it up. I said many years ago that TJD is the most unifying Christian experience since Pentecost. It was coded and today we can see its reality.

What level of cooperation have you been receiving from other ministers?

One thing is sure, any pastor that knows how he or she will be rated by God at the end will not toy with the issue of unity of the Body because that is primarily why Jesus gave us the gifts — to groom the saints to be like Jesus until we come to the unity of the faith (Eph.4:11-13).

We are appealing to men and women of God to teach and release God’s children under their care to function in the Body of Christ at that hour, either in their churches, cell groups or homes.

They could encourage them to organise other Christians on their streets to fellowship together.

Imagine how Jesus would love such a great gathering because He shed His blood for this purpose (John 11:51-52).

Although many ministers who have seen the revelation in the last few weeks are coming on board. This is the ninth year and nine stands for fruitfulness.

So many can see the fruit; hence the willingness to partake.

A few days ago one of the top spiritual fathers sent in an offering.

Another called me to ask how TJD should be observed. We started seeing TJD banners by different churches and I believe that the time has come for everyone to see that this is a move of God from Africa to the world.

Why 9pm Jerusalem time?

In 2016 the Lord told me to henceforth announce the time of TJD as 9pm from Jerusalem.

I simply obeyed, only for me to find out about a year later in Ezekiel 5:5 that Jerusalem is the centre of the world. Years after,President Trump moved the capital of Israel to Jerusalem and even their Embassy.

Have there been testimonies?

Oh yes! Very amazing testimonies; but we don’t want to make TJD an experience of ‘let’s praise and so the earth will yield increase.’

That’s scriptural and good; but there are levels of commitment.

On the day of Pentecost, they did not worship to receive anything. When all our dealings with God is to receive something at the end, we are just simply selfish folks.

Habakkuk says he will praise God no matter what happens (Habakkuk 3:17-18) Satan told God that Job worships Him because of all he gets from God.

And God wanted to prove Satan wrong. At this hour, our focus is to give back to God because of love not because of a need.

God can do whatever He decides, but our motives must be just to worship for He created all things for His pleasure.

How do we declare the wonderful works of God?

Start off by appreciating God who created the heavens and the earth, raised up Jesus from the grave, parted the Red Sea etc. Just recounting the miracles, in the Bible. At the end of the hour, thank God for allowing you be a part of the Great Assembly of TJD. David looked forward to such a gathering.

He said: I will give you thanks in the Great Assembly; among the throngs I will praise you (Psalm 35:18).

Then confess that: I will not die; but live to declare your wonderful works in TJD 2019. Ps 118:17.

Which denomination do you belong to?

I don’t belong to any denomination, I belong to the Body of Christ; but I have a place of fellowship. And when I travel I fellowship in any assembly. Jesus did not encourage denominations; hence He united the Jews and Gentiles in one body.

Why is TJD on June 30?

It is the centre of the year and unity always begins from the centre.

How are people keying in?

Churches are producing TJD banners and handbills across the world. When we see them, we get really excited.

It shows they have caught the vision. About a week back, a minister in Tanzania said he slept at about 3:30am, the previous morning, sending mails to 50 platforms containing thousands of people across the world.

Many are using the social media to raise worshipers worldwide.

How have you been managing TJD since you don’t have a church crowd to support you financially?

When you do ministry simply to achieve, over time, what God desire; Ministry becomes easy. I had a church and the Lord told me to shut it down.

I had a motivational talk business, He told me to shut it down. And He said to me “Sell nothing in this ministry.”

So I simply sit there sharing the Word He has given me and those He has opened their eyes to the vision support us willingly.

He told me not to promise people rewards from Him or try to encourage them; but just ask for willing offerings.

Those who really love God for what He has done not what He will do are responding. Whatever offering comes in; no matter how little, always gets the job done.

Remember the five loves and two fishes that fed the five thousand.

The Holy Spirit runs this Ministry directly hence our adverts read- the precious Holy Spirit invites you to The Jesus Dream.

What is the secret of the growth of TJD worldwide?

When Adam was created, he did not grow. He messed up; but Jesus, the last Adam, grew from childhood to adulthood.

So, any work that is centred around Jesus grows like an oak tree and not an overnight mushroom.

When you build upon the Word of God and the level of revelations from the Holy Spirit to you flows unhindered, that Ministry will excel in the face of opposition.

God tries motives before He prospers a work. But more importantly, this issue of collectively declaring His wonders is His priority; so He is spreading if Himself. That’s why He emptied me so that everyone who is discerning will know He is behind the move.

We have free adverts running to millions of dollars across the world. How do you explain that?

And it’s increasing yearly. We now have media houses sending us mails to send 2018 jingle, some newspapers in foreign countries requesting to republish some articles on our website in their magazines.

Why did you say TJD hour is the most powerful worship hour on earth?

It is the most powerful worship hour because first, it satisfies God’s passion that runs from Genesis to Revelation; which is to Dwell With Man. Read this Scripture; Exodus 29:46. Many preachers always present what we stand to gain, leaving God out.

For instance that God brought Israel out of slavery to give them the land of milk and honey — proving that a child of God should prosper.

Yes, we should; but that is not the first thing. So, we see God tell us that He has been side tracked by our messages. God wanted their unity so that He can dwell with them.

At TJD hour we come in with unity in a magnificent size for God’s greatest passion in the Bible.

It runs from Gen.3:8 to Exo.25:8 to Ex.29:46 to Ps.132:13-14 to Ezek.37:26-28 to Zech.10:2 and crosses over to Matt.3:16 to John.1:16 to Eph.2:21-22 to Col.1:19; 2:9 and finally in Rev. 21:3.

God’s original purpose becomes His final purpose – to dwell in the midst of His people.

Secondly, in the beginning of the Bible in Genesis 1:1, the Holy Spirit introduces us to God by His works (in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth).

In the beginning of the Church, the Holy Spirit introduces the Church as they declared the wonderful works of God (Acts 2:11).

Again in the beginning of worship in heaven, Holy Spirit introduces the Church as they declared the wonderful works of God.


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