That prison must open – Part 2
Beloved, I want you to understand in today’s message that sin is the major reason why men are imprisoned. And that man’s limitation came when our forefather sinned. The Scripture says it was through one man that sin entered into the world, and death was the penalty. So, death was passed upon all men, for all have sinned. (Rom 5:12). Our freedom is, therefore, hinged on our repentance.
Judges 3:7-9 says, “And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and forgat the Lord their God, and served Baalim and the groves. Therefore the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushan-rishathaim eight years. And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother.”
In the above verses, we were told how God first judged Israel of sin, and when they cried to Him, He delivered them. This teaches us to first conquer sin by repentance and renouncement, and then cry to God Who assuredly will wipe away our tears and deliver us from all prison.
I want you to know that that prison experience you are going through might be as a result of your sin. Thus, you need to examine yourself. You may have been in that prison for many years and no solution, but if you come to the Throne of Grace and cry unto God, you shall obtain mercy. Your sin may be that of anger, hatred, masturbation, bribery, or lie, which you have considered as infinitesimal, but God lets you stay in that prison because He considers all unrighteousness as sin. Today, if you can amend your ways, I am very sure that God shall open that prison for you, and you shall be freed in Jesus name.
I don’t know what is happening in your family, career, and business that look like a prison experience. But what I know is that God might have allowed it because you have abandoned the righteous way. However, if you are in any prison experience and decide to confess your sin and accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour, that prison must open. Don’t suffer like the children of Israel, who were oppressed for years until they repented. If you can repent now, it shall be well with you; regardless of how long you have been in that prison, or who is behind it.
As you cry to God today, your situation shall surely change. No matter the prison they have kept you, no matter the reproach or what they have done against your marriage, which appears hopeless. Today, if you repent and call upon God, that prison must open. You don’t need to remain in that prison. Your situation must change, whether you believe it or not. I see your solution coming today, if you repent, confess, renounce and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour.
The Wonderful Work Of God
How God Instantly Delivered Two Victims Of Hunchback
IT was rain of miracle at the just concluded annual leadership/pastoral training programme of The Lord’s Chosen Ministry entitled, “God Will Make You To Rejoice,” held at the International Conference Centre, Mgbidi, Imo State. The programme lived up to its expectation, as everyone went home rejoicing. Among those that instantly received spectacular miracles were two victims of Kyphosis that defied all medication. But God, in His benevolence, proved that with Him, all things are possible. Below are the amazing testimonies of Sis Magdalene and Sis Rosaline, who had their hunchback removed by God.
MY name is Sis Magdalene Idirieke. I am a native of Auchi in Edo State. I want to testify how God uprooted and delivered me from Kyphosis, otherwise known commonly as hunchback. The sickness that resulted in that disease of abnormal curved spine (hunchback) started in my mother’s village, when I was about ten years old. There was a particular family in that community that was notorious, as it was believed that they were into witchcraft. As a result, they were marked and avoided by everyone in the community. My grandparents warned us not to engage in any conversation with any member of that family. This instruction was adhered to by all, until one unfortunate day, when I was passing that infamous compound and was asked by an elderly woman from the family to assist in dropping dirt into a bin across the road.
Initially, I was apprehensive, when she beckoned to me, as I remembered my parents’ instruction. But on the other hand, I was brought up to accord all elders respect and obey their instructions. So, I reluctantly took the trash and dropped it into a bin opposite the compound. Behold, as soon as I threw the dirt into the bin, I felt as if hot pepper passed through the spine to my brain. I fell and started screaming.
Meanwhile, as soon as the woman saw what happened to me, she quickly and quietly dashed into her house, abandoning me, with the agony pain I was feeling. A Good Samaritan that was passing-by saw my situation and took me home.
Beloved, from that day I couldn’t stand upright. My parents did everything possible to ensure I was delivered, all to no avail. I was taken to all known herbalists in the town and did all sacrifices, but none brought relief. The villagers came together and ostracised the woman, yet there was no solution. Orthodox medicine and medical specialists were consulted, but all the money and time spent were in vain. Then, at a point, when all efforts failed, my parents resorted to prayer houses and it was from one prayer house to another, yet all yielded no result.
Consequently, my family became frustrated, and my father died in that frustration. Some years after, my mother also died, leaving my siblings and I as orphans. I was abandoned to my fate, as no family member had the financial capacity to foot my medical bills. Besides the shame and pain of bending while walking, I also didn’t have any suitor seeking my hand in marriage. This sickness made me to become a laughing stock wherever I went. Beyond my inability to socially interact with people, I was always in pain- sleeping and waking up in pain. It was terrible indeed.
In the course of looking for solution, somebody introduced me to The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement two years ago. What mainly endeared me to them was the undiluted word of God preached by the Pastor. Moreover, I witnessed many miracles being wrought by God in the ministry. So, I decided to pitch my tent there, believing that my time of visitation would come and if not, I had the consolation of making heaven at last. So, for two years, I religiously kept to godly righteousness, as preached by our Pastor and endeavoured to attend all services and crusades.
When the General Overseer called for a leaders’ meeting, I prepared to participate as usual, not knowing it would be my time of visitation. I arrived yesterday with the brethren from Edo State and sat where I would see the General Overseer clearly. So, during the deliverance ministration, as he was praying for all ailments, he commanded every spirit of hunchback tormenting brethren to come out of the victims. Instantly, I felt that a heavy load was cast out of my body, and simultaneously all the associated pain ceased. Trying to check myself, I discovered I could stand upright, and lo and behold, the hunchback was no more. Everybody used to refer to me as the woman with hunchback, but I am now a normal human being. God of Chosen is, indeed, a very good God. I give Him all the glory.
My name is Sis Rosaline. I hail from Ohubaa village in Ohaji Egbema Local Government of Imo State. I want to appreciate God for removing hunchback from my life. This sickness has brought unspeakable shame, not only to me, but also the whole family. God has done for me what no man can do. Brethren, this programme was specially meant for me, and I don’t know where to start praising the Lord.
I was too young to fathom exactly how I came to have hunchback. I was told that the sickness that degenerated into hunchback started when I was about three years old. But what I knew was that my backbone was always hurting and there was frequently an excruciating pain from the neck to my pelvic bone. This would sometime paralyse my entire system. I was constantly in pain and always crying to the extent of wishing to die. That was my condition from that time till today that I am 48 years old. I have been taken to various hospitals and herbal homes for cure, but all was in vain. Prayer houses were not excluded, as deliverances upon deliverances were conducted upon me, but none brought desired result. Thus, I came to the realisation that my case was a hopeless one, and that only God could cure me at His time.
My walk into deliverance started when my nephew, who resides in Lagos, visited the village and told me about The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministry. He assured me of God’s presence in the ministry and of my deliverance, if I could join the ministry. Initially, I didn’t believe my sickness could be healed, but only accepted every offer of solution because of the pain. My conviction to join the ministry came a week after my nephew told me about The Lord’s Chosen.
It happened that I was in a dream discussing with some people on how I could get a doctor who specialises in hunchback surgery. As some of the discussants were making suggestions and proffering solutions, a man in black suit walked into our midst and commanded me to follow him. Suddenly, I saw we were walking on the aisle of a big hall, with multitude of people sitting. After the sixth row, I was given a seat and told that I had got to the final bus stop for solution to my problem. Meanwhile, a paper meant for patients was handed to me to state what I wanted the doctor to do for me. I wrote in the paper ‘HUNCHBACK OPERATION’ and gave it to a waiter standing beside me. I raised my head, expecting to see the hospital’s name. But what I saw written boldly on the wall was: THE LORD’S CHOSEN CHARISMATIC REVIVAL HOSPITAL. Then, with great joy in my heart, I began to ponder where I had heard about the hospital and I woke, only to realise that it was a dream.
Three minutes after waking up, I was still enjoying the euphoria of the dream and didn’t experience any pain as usual, though it came shortly after. It was at that point that I remembered what my nephew told me. I started asking where to locate The Lord’s Chosen ministry, and somebody directed me to the place. I joined this great ministry fourteen months ago, and participated full in all activities. Everyday, I would see people sharing testimonies of the good things God did for them, and I would be telling God not to forget me. And He has remembered me today. Today, it is my turn to rejoice.
So, as the man of God was praying for us during the leadership meeting and prophetically mentioned my case. It was like something lifted and threw me on the ground. I ran toward the pulpit and suddenly, felt someone poured cold water on my body and instantly, all the pain disappeared. As I stretched my hand to feel my back, I realised it was unusually flat and I could now stand erect. That was how God rolled away 45 years hunchback from my life. How I wish people would come to this God and experience the goodness of this great God of Chosen. May His name be glorified!
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