Popular Pastor Slumps In Church
*HEARING GOD SERIES*
_By Femi Oluyamoju_
PART 1 – *PASTOR FAINTS IN CHURCH*
No one knew that the man behind the whole program had fainted and passing away in the office.
The service was electrifying, it was our yearly praise program. Those who know me, knows I don’t do things half way for God. I go all out when it has to do with God.
We prepared for 50,000 worshippers, the overflow was designed by one of the best event planners in town. We just changed all our key equipments and instruments to the latest maker.
We invited 3 major Christian musicians from the United States and 7 from Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. We lodged them all in 5 star reservations.
Our choir had been practicing for 5 Months just for this program and the new choir garment is angelic.
We have all the major TV stations broadcasting live, there was traffic in town because our program brought the town to a stand still.
I was enjoying the music on the exalted podium, I was rejoicing that God had blessed us so much with such a great ministry. I felt pressed, I decided to use the toilet in my office
Just as I pulled down my briefs to use the toilet, I slumped and fainted.
I left my body and stared down at my contorted form, half naked and lifeless. I wanted to cover my nakedness, so that when members discover my body, it will be honourable to behold, but I couldn’t.
An Angel stood by, He smiled and said, “Leave the body, there’s nothing you can do about it. Follow me”
I followed the Angel into the church. I could see the members dancing with joy, my wife was dancing with other female ministers unaware that I was dying….
I looked into the auditorium, I couldn’t find one single Angel aside the one with me. I questioned the Angel, “how come there are no Angels in our program, wherever there is praise, God comes down, why can’t I find Angels in our praise service?”
The Angel didn’t reply, He simply grabbed my hands and at the speed of light, we traveled into the heavens..
I found myself in the presence of the LIGHT on a very magnificent throne. Words fail me to describe the beauty. The throne was so high and mighty.
I heard a voice asking me… WHAT WERE YOU DOING ON EARTH TODAY!
I answered, We are having our yearly national praise program tagged PRAIZ-NATION. The number one praise program in any church in Africa.
The Voice roared back….WHO GAVE YOU THE IDEA OF THE PROGRAM?
I didn’t know when a large screen opened up in front of me, and I saw myself watching a concert by Beyonce after which I decided to do the Christian version…. The idea came from my heart.
THE LIGHT ASKED: WHO GAVE YOU THE NAME FOR THE PROGRAM?
I saw myself in my office, playing with various words to form the title. I personally gave the title myself.
THE LIGHT ASKED: WHO CHOSE THE DATE FOR THE PROGRAM
I saw myself with the church council, looking at the calendar, to choose the date that works best for us. I led the team in choosing the date.
THE LIGHT ASKED: WHO WAS GLORIFIED BY THE LAST PROGRAM
I saw myself and my wife, discussing in our bedroom. We were reading the various accolades from all over the world.
I saw another scene, where I was preaching, I was telling the church how our praise program was the best in Africa
I saw another scene, I was receiving award for the praise pastor of the year
I saw the award sitting visibly behind my chair in the office so that it can be seen by all in my broadcast. I shared in the glory for the program.
THE LIGHT SAID: YOU DESIGNED THE PROGRAM, YOU CREATED IT, YOU NAMED IT AND YOU EXECUTED IT.
I HAVE NO RECORDS OF ANY SUCH PROGRAM. I HAVE NO HANDS IN IT AND I DON’T GIVE REWARDS FOR ASSIGNMENTS I DIDN’T GIVE.
I saw a mighty hand collecting a document titled PRAIZNATION from my hands and tossing it into the fire.
*Stay Tuned for PART 2*