The above topic is a slogan of members of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Church, with branches in most countries of the world within 13 years of her existence. The church is spreading like fire with incredibly noticeable miracles.
The name ‘Chosen’ made me searched the Bible to know where the name of the church was taken. Looking at 1 Peter 2v9, which says “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light”; I said to myself, this is a divine name, and not a conjured name where two or more names are put together to form one business name or the other whether spiritual, material or secular. I also concluded in my mind that the Lord’s chosen might have invoked this divine name with all divine necessities that the hidden power of God in it and its manifestations are following the church in all her branches.
According to the church when a member of the church is faced with any danger, such member is expected to say “I am a chosen”, three times. Such member may ask the danger “who are you”? And if the danger refuses to disappear at this point, such member will further ask, “where is the God of my Pastor’s Power? At this point, the danger is expected to disappear or bow immediately.
There are testimonies to confirm the authenticity of the slogan – a spiritual belief or idea depicting that no chosen member can be touched physically evilly. Many chosen members had in one time or the other disarmed armed robbers. We have heard testimonies where fire destroyed houses built so close to each other and the fire did no touch the house of a chosen member in the midst of such houses destroyed.
The question that may be agitating your mind may be “what kind of power is the church manifesting? It is “Holy Ghost” power and nothing more, if you want to confirm all you will read in this article, just worship with them on any of their meeting days, and then you will be able to conclude that there is still a church or probably churches manifesting the power of God “as of old”. The Israelites, the chosen people of God experienced incredible power and miracles of God. The seven days war of the sixties where Israelites defeated the whole Arab countries put together within seven days is one of the recent testimonies.
On any Sunday service, Tuesday revival hours and Thursday healing and deliverance hours including other meeting days the church reminds her congregation of her “three-fold vision and mandate and the need to avoid sins and repent of those committed.
The three-fold visions are: To bring about grassroots revival all over the world. Many Bible references such as Mark 16v1, Matt 24v14 and Luke 19v10 were quoted to buttress this point, Revival of the Apostolic Christian experiences among the body of Christ – such as genuine salvation, sanctification, Holy ghost baptism, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and evangelism prowess; apostolic seal and righteousness, commitment, love, faith, unity, heavenly mindedness, care and diverse manifestations of the Holy Ghost. These are expected to be the bedrock of Christian faith of any person that continues with The Chosen. Also many references were quoted to support this vision. Such Bible references are Acts 2v17, Ephesians vs11-13 and 1 Peter 2v9 and Revival of heaven consciousness in the heart of every believer all over the world (Heaven at last) Bible references to this include Matt 6v33, John 14vs1-3, Rev. 2vs1-7 and to this include 1 Cor. 15v19. Please read these references for confirmation. The church does not give room for worldly appearance, conversation, interaction, intimacy or unnecessary unholy familiarity,. In fact, there is no room for anything that will not allow the power of God to manifest in fullest. For instant miracles the church experiences daily, I will say the church always labours hard enough for daily instant miracles, signs and wonders. To buttress, my point, I will briefly comment on some commitments I observe, attributed or probably formed an impetus to instant miracles in The Lord’s Chosen.
Such commitments, I describe as the secrets to instant miracles in the church include prayer, warfare praise and worship, Raw preaching/teaching of the word, faith, general commitment, evangelism and following-up, simplicity, chosen warfare dance, the use of apron, doing the word and etc.
I will pick these commitments and briefly, commit on them as much as the Grace is upon me. I must say here, I do not paint or colour. I tell the truth and nothing but the truth. I do not get money or any form of gratification from any body to write favourably. I am not the type, I write what I see and observe.
Prayer:- The church prays more than any church I have heard or seen, Night vigil is virtually daily. The night vigil always lasts for six or seven hours. During night vigils, chairs are packed away. You have to stand for six or seven hours. During night vigils, chairs are packed away. You have to stand for six or seven hours – praying and sweating seriously profusely. The workers hold their night vigil three times a week. This is apart from department night vigils. By the time you put the night vigils together, you will find that night vigil is held daily in The Chosen. Apart from night vigils, at every meeting there always serious healing and deliverance prayers with true manifestation of the power of God. Prayer is a serious spiritual business in The Chosen. I call it high level prayer.
According to Pastor Lazarus Muoka, the General Overseer of the church, God has given the ministry the mandate to win 10 billion souls for His Kingdom. The mandate, he pointed out, will run from generation to generation. And those who are joining the church at any point in time automatically are part of the mandate the very day they joined the church.
This mandate probably calls for aggressive evangelism going on in the church. The type of aggressive, evangelism/witnessing in the chosen is not happening in any of the churches around.
Those in Evangelism department go on morning cry everyday. That is going out to preach the Gospel between 5am – 6;30am daily. They will close from night vigil and go straight for morning cry – preaching in every nooks and crannies of the town their church are situated.
It is equally high level evangelism with serious commitment to win souls and bring back backsliders to the kingdom of God. Evangelism is another serious spiritual business in the chosen. In fact the chose are creating revival in other churches indirectly. The intercessors always pray relentlessly to support all activities indirectly. The intercessors always pray relentlessly to support all the activities of The Lord’s Chosen. In fact, everybody in the chosen is mandated to win souls and bring back backsliders to the kingdom of God. It is a task that must be done. There is no dull moment in The Chosen. Everybody seems to be spiritually minded.
Warfare songs, praise and worship is another important spiritual exercise in The Chosen. The warfare songs, praise and worship are short sentences not more than two or three sentences that can be committed to memory within a second or two. When a prayer point is offered and prayed, corresponding warfare song, praise and worship is equally offered with clapping of hands coupled with universal spiritual dance. This can be on for another 30 minutes or more. Within this period, healing and deliverance take place and congregation is saturated and agog with the power of the Holy Ghost.
Raw or undiluted preaching/teaching:- The Chosen church preaches and teaches the Bible. I call their preaching/teaching “raw”. It is the Bible nothing but the Bible. No addition, no subtraction, no painting, no colouring. They do not preach or teach sociology, psychology and philosophy that are commonly preached in some of today’s churches. The church preaches the truth nothing but the truth. The church centres her preaching/teaching on the preaching and teaching of Jesus Christ. Salvation is the key and pivot in which The Chosen preaching/teaching rests.
The Faith of chosen is very steady and firm. I describe it as “high faith”. The faith that receives from God. They do not wave in their faith. They believe and rest their faith on the word of God and what comes out from their pastor. It is a faith without second thought. As they believe, it happens just like that. They exercise and apply faith of holiness, righteousness and purity of heart. A faith of trusting absolutely in God. A faith that is conscious of heaven. A faith that believes in the power of faith. It is true faith. The Lord Chosen exercise a faith of patience and perseverance and God’s ability/capacity to do anything. A faith of access to God. A faith of heavenly reward. I repeat, no dull moment, no dull faith in chosen.
General commitment: Chosen members are highly commitment to the service of God. They do not murmur. They do not faint. Sometimes they would leave night vigil at 5am and return at am for general work. Their commitment is so high that I find it difficult to explain in this article. Their commitment is total, complete and whole – focusing on heaven at last. It is unprecedented.
The Chosen, during their warfare prayer, praise and worship; dance, clapping hands, surging forward, backward, right, left and centre with the power of God manifesting heavily in their midst. At this point different healing and deliverances are happening without any hindrance.
The use of Apron, initially, is to identify The Chosen members, but along the line God automatically changed it to a symbol of power. Many Chosen members had used it and still using it to heal and deliver. Some gave testimonies of how they used it and their sickness disappeared. Even some also gave testimonies how they used Chosen hand bills to heal and deliver. Many testimonies you hear from the Chosen sounds incredible – but they are true, real, perfect and excellent. What about testimonies of aprons, from heaven? It is true.
Members of The Chosen church look very simple, gentle, meek, respectful and easy going. In fact, you can see born-again written on their foreheads. They seem to be doers of what they are preaching and teaching. The church, I believe very strongly is a true church full of power of God. The church is causing revival indirectly in many churches. The church is equally reforming and transforming the lives of our youths to be suitable and qualify to gain heaven at last. It is a church that exercises the power of God “as of old”.
Spiritually, there is no dull moment in the Chosen. The Chosen pray a lot. The chosen evangelize the follow-up a lot. The church praise and worship God profusely. The Chosen abhor sin to its root. The Chosen with the Grace of God upon them do what they preach and teach. Holiness, righteousness, purity of heart and other attributes of genuine salvation like faith in the word of God and trusting God absolutely without murmuring or fainting are what the Chosen preach and teach. No wonder there are always instant miracles that seem incredible but are true and real. This summary write-up is my personal opinion and observations. Worship with them to see whether I have rightly observed and put in true perspective the activities of The Lord’s Chosen.
On March 5 and 6, the Kogi headquarters branch of the church will hold an international crusade to be presided over by the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Lazarus Muoka. Be there to see The Chosen demonstrating the power” of God “as of old”. The crusade tagged “There commeth one mightier than all” will hold at the New Stadium zone 8, Lokoja, starting at 8am. The crusade inspired by the Holy Ghost will feature healing, deliverance, breakthrough, Holy Ghost baptism, salvation, blessing, breaking of yokes and etc.
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