A sad scenario is what we see after the death of Joshua and the elders of his days. It is written in Judges 2: 7 and 10- 12 “And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did for Israel…. And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel. And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.”
We see a situation where the people who outlived Joshua failed to communicate God to the generation they left behind. They died with the testimonies of the faithfulness of God and left their children groping in the dark as to who the real God is. As a result, they began to embrace the dead gods of the land whose images they could see and as a result, they invoked the anger of the Lord.
One of the main thrust of our 26th year anniversary and 2018 International Wonders Conference coming up from July 2 to July 8, 2018 is to ensure that the God content does not diminish in the next generation. God is giving us a chance to secure the future and we are taking the bull by the horns. We have made up our minds that we will not raise a generation that will suffer the anger of the Lord. We desire a generation that will enjoy the continuous flow of God’s presence, power and favour. We desire a generation that will carry and lift up the banner of godliness in the midst of this perverse generation in which we have found our society. We seek a godly remnant who will make a godly difference by all godly means. We seek a generation that will manifest like Moses before Pharaohs and Daniel before the kings of Media and Persia. We seek a new generation of empire builders for God like the apostle Paul. We seek a generation that will not be ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ but a generation who will believe in, and showcase the power of the gospel to save. We seek a generation that will, by the wisdom of God transcend beyond the poverty mentality and enter into divine wealth for the purpose of financing the growth and expansion of God’s will here on earth.
Now, I have pondered over the situation of the new generation described above. What really caused their lack of knowledge of God? Were they not taught? Or were they just disobedient? It could be either of the two but it is most likely that it was their disobedience to godly instruction that affected their relationship with God.
The anniversary will be loaded with teachings that will change lives. It will be a season of overflowing healings, miracles, signs and wonders and it will usher in a time of peace and prosperity. That means we are going to be blessed with elders who will expose us to the realities of God. This solves the first probable challenge of the post Joshua generation.
The next question is whether we will be willing and available to be taught and also willing and courageous to obey the word of God that is able to save us and give us an inheritance among the saints. In view of the foregoing,
- You need to consciously begin to cry out to God to elect you to be a part of this new generation- and for your information, your age and your present academic qualification do not matter. God is looking for the willing and available. It is a people such as this that he will empower.
- You need to begin to invite your friends and brethren to be a part of this International Wonders Conference. They have to be a part of this! In fact, distance from Lokoja will not be a barrier as the conference will be broadcast live on our Chapel of Freedom facebook page.
- You need to give for the success of this conference. This conference season is a divine opportunity for you to show your love and commitment towards the expansion of the gospel. You can give into the John Ibenu Ministries, Zenith Bank account number 1013823077.
This is another season of great outpouring of God upon men. It is my earnest prayer that you will not miss out of this great move of the Holy Spirit in Jesus name. Whatever you may have lost will be restored and whatever you may have been denied will be released to you between now and the end of this conference. In other words, the season of change has already began, it is a time of a new beginning and you will fall among the testifiers in Jesus name. God is raising a Vibrant and dynamic people; you will be one of them in Jesus name. Amen.