Every time it comes to our anniversary, I deliberately sit down to think, as to why it is not just another season. I sit to deliberately think about what marks this one out and why I should not think it’s like the rest. I see this as important because I don’t just want to go through the motions. I do not just want to come back home on the evening of the 3rd of July and say, ‘Aha, the conference is finally over’ or ‘this year’s conference was great!’ No! I want to take stock during and at the end of IWC and be convinced that I have been divinely positioned to take over my world for God.
This year’s conference is tagged, ‘The Fire Brand Church.’ It aims at building you and me. It aims at fulfilling the words of Christ in John 14: 12, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; ….” It aims at equipping us to reenact or continue the book of Acts of the Apostles. It aims at transforming cold men into fire carriers and timid men into bold men as in the case of men like Apostle Peter. It aims at humbling the proud and arrogant and sharpening them for divine use as in the life of Apostle Paul. It aims at equipping and using laymen like Priscilla and Aquilla to become supporters and mentors of ministers. It aims at redirecting the efforts of men from doing their own things into doing God-things like Dr. Luke who gave up all to serve God with Paul.
We are about to be baptized with the Holy Spirit and with fire so that like Jesus, we would go“…about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil;” God being with us as He promised in Matthew 28: 20, “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” We are about to experience something that is unprecedented. All that you wished you could ever be for God’s glory is now being placed at your reach.
You must not miss it. Your family must not and your friends and even ‘enemies’ too for any reason whatsoever, for we have the never failing, assuring, promise of God that:
- IT WILL BE PROPHETIC: God is bringing us prophets this year who, like the Jesus they serve, are “mighty in deed and word before God and all the people” (Lu 24:19). Hosea 12:13 says, “And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved”. This year, God wants to bring people including you out of every Egypt but it is not just to deliver, preserve and prosper but to baptize them with “the Holy Ghost, and with fire:” (Mt 3:11). You see, God is bringing an array of uncommon prophets to be a blessing to us in this convention and it is them God wants to use to deliver you and prosper you in all your ways but what is the use of the word of prophecy if you are not there to hear it, believe it and apply it to your life? You must be there.
- WE ARE BUILDING THE PEOPLE FOR GLOBAL IMPACT: It is not God’s intention that you pass through this world unnoticed. This conference is packed full of the information and power needed for you to attain global relevance in due time. People are built up by what they learn. Learning is achieved by exposure to experiences. Come and learn at His feet; only then will He feel the confidence to send you into the world. Remember that he called the twelve to first be with Him so He might teach them and then send them.
- WE ARE RAISING THE NEXT GENERATION: God hates generational gaps. He has commanded that in this conference, the next generation of preachers, business men, millionaires, leaders, politicians, teachers.. just name it, must be raised. God is using 2015 IWC to sow seeds of greatness into young men and ladies so they can be ready for their time of manifestation. He says in Joel 2: 28. “…I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,” I speak to all the young in body and heart, do not miss 2016 IWC for anything.
- THERE WILL BE UNIQUE AND EXPLOSIVE FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT: Nothing can set a man free, after salvation, like financial intelligence. It is possible to be spiritual and yet be poor. Due to lack of financial intelligence, the prophet who died a debtor in 2Kings 4 was so indebted that he had used all his properties, including his two sons as collateral for loans yet he could not turn the borrowed funds into a fortune. Poverty is not synonymous with holiness and yet there is a right way to get rich under God. That is why the conference this year will be full of teachings on financial and economic empowerment. God wants to turn your finances and business around. He wants to put you ahead; to stop your financial slavery for good. How then will you miss 2016 IWC?
- SALVATION & RESTORATION OF SINNERS: This is not the least but the greatest of all that 2016 IWC stands for. God wants to reconcile all men to Himself. 2Peter 3: 9 says that God “…is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” God’s will is for sinners to become saints. His intention is to see Sauls become Pauls. He wants to wash them in the blood of Jesus, to put His Holy Spirit in them and henceforth, lead them in the way of righteousness. You cannot stay away thinking that God hates you or is much more interested in punishing you. No! He loves you and is already your friend. If you will come to Him, His arms are open. Do not stay back because of your sins; instead come, so your sins can be washed away. God has you in mind for good. This is the anniversary of sinners. He says in Isaiah 1: 18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” If God says come. Do not let anything or anyone stop you. This is your date with God. Do not miss it for anything.
Are these all? NO. God is set to do “… exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” (Eph. 3: 20). As we release ourselves to God to pray, give generously and sacrificially and work in this 2016 IWC, we will see the wonders of God as he pours out on us the SPIRIT AND THE FIRE FOR EXPLOITS in JESUS NAME.