Revival in Nigeria - 2013-2015
The gospel (The Good-news of our Lord Jesus Christ) of the New Testament traveled in 2 directions, to the Jews and to the Gentiles. The Living Waters was poured out into Jerusalem and from there it parted, half towards the former Sea (Eastern, Jewish), and the other half towards the hinder Sea (Western, Gentiles). Paul the Apostle puts it very clear to the Galatians:
"But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter; (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)" - Gal.2:7-8.
We know it was Peter who opened the door to the Gentiles to enter into the Kingdom of heaven because he (Peter) had the keys, but the GRACE was given to Paul to lead the Gentiles in. (Matt.16:18-19. Eph.3:1-8.)
Watch the New Testament, Peter taught doctrines related to Salvation because he was the one who had the authority to open for the 3 classes of People of the world namely; The Jews (Acts 2:36-42), The Samaritans (Acts8: 12-18), and The Gentiles in the house of Cornelius (Acts 10:1-48).
Notice, that after the encounter in the house of Cornelius, the ministry of Peter started descending to come to a close. The lot fell on Paul to set the church in order, for it was the dispensation of the Gentiles. For this reason we must all follow Paul. "Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample" -Phi.3:17.
LIFE ASSURANCE TABERNACLE.
I started witnessing somewhere around G.R.A by Ladipo Bus Stop on the Agege motor road sometimes in May 2006. I had just returned from a long missionary trip that cut across Uganda, Congo Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo. It was not too long when we started meeting every Wednesday and Friday evenings in front of my fatherís house at the T.T.S Quarters in Police College Ikeja, Lagos.
A year earlier, I was introduced to Pastor Billy Joseph though in his absence by Bro. Richard Gan, I did not meet him until September 2006. He talked with me warmly and asked what the Lord was laying in my heart concerning those that I was witnessing to. I did not really consider anything due to my constant trips to the mission field. He said to me, brother, go and gather the people for it is not good to baptize and throw them back into the denominations.
Those few words from the short counsel of Pastor Billy Joseph reminded me of an important incident that took place in Singapore in 2005. I was in the company of other believers in the house of Peter Wan, who was my host, and we got along talking about the message INVESTMENT by Bro. Branham, that God never loses any of his investments, and Bro. Peter Wan remarked, "Just like Brother Nice is moving into the interior parts of African and India selling the same policy". He stopped and said to me, "If you plant a home church in Nigeria, call it Life Assurance", and we all laughed.
So it was that as I left Brother Billy Joseph the commission was born in me to gather a portion of Godís true elected children for the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ. In March 2007 Brother Billy Joseph came with some Believers and minister to us in the very first worship service held at Ikeja. Later that year we were also blessed by the visit of Bro. Richard Gan.
The Lordís blessing have been upon us in words and in deeds as this humble commission have been a source of encouragement to believers around the world. Our humble ministry by the grace of God has established new churches and strengthen already existing one in Nigeria and other parts of the world. Glory be to God!
Bro. Blessing Akpan Nice
I was groomed in the children ministry of Assemblies of God church in Aba, then in Imo state of Nigeria, and after some years I became the leader of the youth ministry in the same church/District. I formed an independent Evangelical team in 1993 called 'His Builders International Ministry' (Hi-bim), which helped to established 6 churches for the Assemblies of God of which one of those churches is a sectional headquarter today.
While the Aba District of AOG was planning on recommending me for Bible College training, I was attracted to the ministry of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy in the year 2000. I was actually searching for something higher, and I was very happy to come in contact with this ministry. The bond between me and my associates in the Youth Evangelical team was so tight that we stood out independently working for both Churches, and it was not until after some months that my mother got to know that I was no longer a member of the AOG.
In Christ Embassy, I served as a cell leader in the Pastoral Care unit and finally leader of a pastoral care fellowship.
My outreach ministry was growing and I was also in the leadership of the youth arm of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, and the Christian Association of Nigeria, through which I was invited to hold regular meetings with Anglican Church, Methodist, Presbyterian, and other denominations. I felt fulfilled and on top of my world because I was known and accepted by those that mattered in the ministry.
In 2005, I was introduced to Pastor Ferdinand Maija Sako, a Cameroonian preacher living in Germany online, and we started planning for outreach meetings in Cameroon. He told me that there was someone who had shaped his life and ministry that he would want me to me. I was told of the many miracles that God used this man to perform when he had his campaign in 2002/2004 in several cities in Cameroon. I could not wait to meet this great man, for at first I thought of it, that if these testimonies were true I ought to have known this man through PFN or any of the councils. He gave the name of this preacher as Bishop A. B. Nice. I was told by Pastor Maija that the Bishop was in Asia in the mission field, so we could not meet until the year 2007.
When I finally met the much talked about man, I was disappointed, as I have repeatedly said wherever I share this testimony. He received me into his house, introduced himself as a brother, and was living a simple and lowly life that did not resemble that of a traveling preacher among the Pentecostal ministers. All he said to me during my first visit made no sense to me, worst of all, he took me to his church and my disappointment grew the more. I just wanted to go back to where I thought I belonged, but he scheduled another appointment, informing me that he would like to travel with me to Togo for a conference.
I was back to Lagos and we headed for Togo by road, and it was while we were on our way that he told me that it was a WEST AFRICAN meeting to help Widows and Orphans, organized by Civil Societies and ECOWAS, and that he was representing an American preacher who had been involved in such programs in West Africa.
The meeting went on well until he was called to Exhort the people, he preached so hard that when the meeting was over our official vehicle did not wait to pick us.
In all of these Pastor Maija was still asking me to be patient, because to me this fellow looked like a loser and I wanted to walk in the companies of those who were achievers. I was in Lagos again in December 2007, and this time, he also had invited me to meet his father in the faith, one whose ministry shaped his own ministry. I was introduce to another simple Chinese man, one who also had AOG background as I did ― Bro. Richard Gan of Singapore.
We spoke for a long time, and this preacher was explaining to me the authenticity of the ministry of the prophet William Marrion Branham and the present day truth. I could not understand why everyone who is called to preach must follow the ministry of Malachi 4:5-6. Immediately after this, I started relating with Pastor Nice from distance until it was Godís time.
My ministry kept on growing and in 2010 I made a stop over at the home of Bro. Nice, but he was out of the country on mission. In 2011, I was back to Lagos and Bro. Nice was teaching on rapture, and he spoke about the 7 Thunders and the coming earthquake in Los Angeles, California U.S.A. Within me I started receiving very strong convictions like never before.
I used to help him carry his books from the post office to the church, but after doing this for five years, I was reading the messages of Bro. William Branham for the first time, also the Apostolic teachings of Bro. Richard Gan, there and then I knew only God could change my course, I was water rebaptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I move back to Port Harcourt where I have been living and ministering for the past 5 years, and started witnessing. All my close ministers and associates believed I had been hypnotized. I attended the 2012 convention organized by Pastor Billy Joseph and got more encouragement.
In Oyigbo, a suburb of Port Harcourt, I continued to witness to the people until a fellowship sprang up in my living room, and Bro. Nice visited to hold a revival where lots of people including my parents (who travelled from the neighboring State to attend the meetings) were baptized or rebaptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Today, the assembly has over 60 adults who are earnestly waiting for the appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Praise God.
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Shalom saints, I am Bro. Newman James Onyegbule from Umulogho, Obowu in Imo State, South East of Nigeria. I was born into a Roman Catholic family on 06-05-1972. My first encounter with Evangelicals was in 1989 when a team of a Pentecostal Youth Ministry ministered in our locality in Abriba now in Abia State. I joined the group and sincerely accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into my life.
The joy of reading my Bible and having to pray without images and relics have built in me great zeal for the Lord.
I made my first missionary trip up north to Nasarawa State, and was able to plant the first church in Akwanga, Lafia Local Government. The following year, I went to Ajaokuta, in Kogi State, and planted another church which was taken over by Deeper Life Bible Church. I returned to Imo State in 1999 and started a church in Umuoke village under Christ Resurrection Mission. I was sent to Ghana by Mountain of Fire Ministry, where I pastored a branch in Dasuma, Accra.
In all of these, I was very confused and unfulfilled, both in life and ministry. In 2001, I returned back to Nigeria and joined yet another denomination, but refused to accept any posting to serve as pastor.
Finally in the year 2004, after a week long fast, I was led to visit a church (Bride Assembly) just behind the one I was attending. It was on a Friday and they had their all night prayer meetings. During the prayers, I was called out by a ministering brother and given some prophetic messages by discernment. I heard the Word of God and was water baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ. I continued with the Bride Assembly until I was invited to help establish a new assembly in Ikotun area of Lagos.
In 2008, I started a new assembly in Ijegun area, and continued pressing on in the faith until I was introduced to the apostolic ministry of Bro. Blessing Akpan Nice. The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ was unfolded to me in a more clearer way. I came in contact with this ministry at a time when I was about to call it quit. I was so encouraged by the selfless ministry of Bro. Nice, who had raised lots of ministers and helping smaller churches to stand.
He counseled me to relocate the church and with the constant support of the Outreach team of Life Assurance Tabernacle, we are growing both in spirit and in number.
I happened to be among a group of ministers who had followed the teachings of Amos Omoboriowo until the Lord delivered us through the ministry Bro. Nice. I was personally blessed by the book titled RELIGO by Bro. Richard Gan and his Apostolic ministry, whom we have come to understand and proudly follow as he is the mentor of our precious brother Nice.
One regular quote from bro. Nice, which he said he heard from Richard Gan is "any ministry that is self pointing is NOT of the Lord Jesus Christ".
I am most grateful to God for sending this spiritual understanding at a time when we needed it the most. May this testimony be a blessing to all the saints out there who truly want to return to the old apostolic path. Shalom!
Bro. Newman James Onyegbule
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Pastor Daniel Aka-Jehovah
I was born into a Roman Catholic and at the age of 6 I had a dream in which I saw angels descending and ascending. They came down 3 times and went up again, and at their last return, I wanted to join them and I screamed and my mother was awaken and got to know it was a dream. I told her the vision and she immediately interpreted that I was chosen to be a Reverend Father. I was taken at that little age to live with the priest of our Parish while schooling until I came to Lagos in 1984.
I was introduced to a cult for the purpose of money making as I was in business early in life. It happened that the cult was not working for me as it was for other people, so I decided to join a higher cult which was very popular in Western Nigeria. The man who was to aid my initiation was on a business trip to Ghana, and while I was waiting for his return, I had another dream. It was a very short and simple dream, in which I saw myself with a megaphone preaching on a popular street called Wey Street in Mushin, Lagos. Wey Street was the most sinful street in that vicinity where youths go to drink and practice immoral living, and I was known as one of the leaders of those living such life.
I woke up and took lots of liquor to help me forget the memory of that dream, but the more I drank the more it came, so I decided to visit someone I know whom I believed to be a Christian to share the dream with him. Immediately I finished telling him the dream, he invited me to Christian Pentecostal Mission, but I refused to go with him that day, especially with my intention of waiting for my initiation into the big cult.
I got home that day and the situation worsen, so I got back to the Christian brother and we scheduled to be in fellowship the next 2 days which was a Sunday. I attended the worship service, and from the inside I felt a change, and every other thing seem disgusting to me from that time. I spent the next 7 years with CPM, serving in various units until I joined Redeem Pillar of Fire Praying Mission as a minister in October 1997.
In 2002, I was relocated to Igando area of Lagos, and also planted a church which I called Cloven Tongues of Fire Ministry, and continued in the pentecostal message until the light of the present truth shone on me.
In 2007, I was invited to the house of Pastor Nice by one Elder Udozo, and he had told me how their church was blessed by his ministration and that of one Pastor Richard Gan of Singapore, who was brought to their assembly by Pastor Nice. I invited him for a Friday night meeting and he ministered to the church, but due to his constant travels we were unable to meet again.
In May 2013, I was given the phone number of another Endtime Message minister by the name of Pastor Chris Mmezi, in Ojo area of Lagos. Pastor Mmezi held one meeting in our church and by the grace of God we were able to take some measures to start correcting our conducts, including the stepping down of my wife as pastor.
In the month of September 2013, I met Pastor Nice and two other ministers from his church buying Public Address Systems, and he shouted that he had been searching for me all this time, that reunion changed the course of my ministry.
I told him about our meeting with Pastor Chris Mmezi and he received the news with gladness, and we planned weekly meetings which ended with my being water baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ along with some members of the church.
Pastor Nice continued for the next 8 months with every Tuesday meeting in our assembly, and more and more people were water baptized until he handed over the work to other ministers while he continued the same program with Pastor Ezekiel Dagboís assembly in Egbeda, Lagos.
The message of the rapture by Bro. Nice have turned my life and that of other believers around. Worldly desires and burdens are no longer issues that one should kill himself thinking about them. The life of this humble servant of God is a big encouragement to me, especially being careful for nothing as the Apostle Paul taught. Serving God in trueness, and not in hypocrisy and for gains. This testimony is to the glory of God, for it would have been painful for me to be a big pastor with a large crowd of followers and yet not a bride of Jesus Christ. My appreciation also go to Bro. Samsom Dominic and Bro. Sunday Bello, through whom God has strengthened our local assembly in their teaching of the Word. God bless you all.
Pastor Daniel Aka-Jehovah
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Pastor Ezekiel Dagbo
I am Bro. Ezekiel Dagbo, the pastor of the above mentioned church, and I am 60 years old. This is my testimony of how I came into the present day truth according to 2 Peter 1:12.
I was called into the ministry in 1995, before then I had served as an accountant and a tax consultant expert in Delta State and for the Lagos State Government.
I was attending Christ Temple Ministry and was encouraged to enrolled for a diploma in Christian ministry in 1995 while serving with the same Church. I was still in active business and was ministering on part time basis. I continued to study theology and obtained a B.A. and a M.A. in Christian Ministry/Theology.
There was an inner hunger for more of God, and it was evident that I was not spiritually fulfilled, so I gave up some businesses to create more time for the work of God.
I served as an Associate Pastor at Victory Family Assembly Intíl Church from 2003 until 2008 in Gowon Estate, Lagos. My evangelistic life grew and I planted a church (Assembly of the Living God Ministry) in Egbeda, Lagos in 2009.
In 2014, I was invited by a minister (Pastor Moses Cyprin) whom I had been holding talks with to meet his Overseer. I had noticed changes in the ministration of this particular minister and he often spoke about the End Time Message. I finally made out time to visit his pastor on a Wednesday, and we got to discuss deeply the things of God.
I had great knowledge in the mainstream theology, but this preacher was somehow on the opposite side, yet sadly he was correct, as everything he said was proven from the Bible.
I left quietly, and promised to re-visit but did not as I wanted to be sure that I was not venturing into something else than the Word. Finally through the brother, Moses Cyprin, I was able to re-visit and this time it was on a fellowship day. I listened to the ministration by Pastor Nice. He had boldness, and the Scripture seemed to be flowing directly from inside of him. He berated the denominations and all organized religions constructively, and left his hearers to decide what side they wanted to belong. The Name of the Lord Jesus Christ was lifted as the only chosen place of safety where any man can meet with God.
I observed that there were other ministers who had their own churches in attendance and was told that they adjusted their weekly programs to be able to partake in that meeting, so I went home and changed our midweek service from Wednesday to Tuesday. I was introduced to the ministry of William Branham, a "Back to the Bible ministry". Bro. Nice started visiting us every Tuesday to teach the church and this led to our baptizing 5 of the believers, as I and one of my sons (Godswill) had already been water baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ after a meeting at Pastor Niceís assembly.
I used to own a Printing Press as one of my businesses, so when I saw that Bro. Nice and Life Assurance Tabernacle were printing large quantities of Prophetic Revelation books, both in English and French, I decided to volunteer to put in my experience to make this vision achievable.
My joy is full as our weekly church services are being revived by pure Holy Ghost teachings that is building genuine faith in the believers. We thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the humble ministry of Bro. Richard Gan and Prophetic Revelation for the time he has taken to write wonderful materials which has become useful tools for our growth and evangelism. I have been blessed by the book titled ďHoly City New Jerusalem and the Sin of HamĒ, and have personally made more copies available for other believers to the glory of God. Shalom! Shalom!! Shalom!!!
Bro. Ezekiel Dagbo
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I am a minister of the gospel with a strong passion for the northern part of Nigeria. I was led of the Lord into this region in 2007 and since then His wonderful hand of protection have kept us despite all the hazards in this region.
God mandated us through His Word to reconcile men back to Him. It began with us during the 2008 Easter Sunday when we started with six people, two women and four men. After one year we had our first revival meeting titled "Men and brethren what shall we do?" After this, God started adding to the church but it was not easy as the message was not generally accepted by everybody. So we kept pressing forward and by His grace today we have over a hundred baptized believers. On several occasions, people from Catholic and ECWA threaten to beat us up because of the message we preach but God who promised to be with us through persecution has been faithful to us.
I had been asking God to connect us with brethren of the same message, those who will be able to guide us as there are many voices in the land, but nothing seem to happen until I went to Abuja for a convention. The host minister, Pastor Joseph Ndubisi, gave me a material written by Bro. Blessing Akpan Nice titled ďRestitution of all things", after going through the journal, I called the number on the book, and traveled all the way from Kaduna to Lagos to see the author of the material.
I got a warm reception from this humble servant of God who received me like an angel, and treated me as someone he had known for many years. He also gave me his pulpit to share the word of God with the brethren. During my stay in his home, he shared lots of new things from the Scripture and encouraged me greatly to press on. He told me the story of his ministry, and how God led him by a vision to the ministry of Bro. Richard Gan of Singapore, and also gave me lots of the Prophetic Revelation books, which has helped me in studying deeper things. I also found that this minster had a special grace of drawing other minsters close to him. His mid-week Wednesday service is more like a ministerís conference, because I saw other ministers I had known in Lagos before I went up north. At the end of my stay he gave gifts to both the church and my humble self, and promised to stay in touch which he has been doing.
I sincerely thank God for linking me with such man with the love of God. Bro. Nice is a brother that God kept for us in this end time. May the almighty God continue to bless him and his family in Jesus' Name. Amen.
I will not forget to include our keyboardist, a brother that lost both legs through an explosion by Boko Haram and was abandoned to die. God by his mercies and grace gave us the enablement to purchase artificial legs, and Bro. Nice has promised to support his training in the neighboring State of Kano so that he can be able to use those legs.
Since I returned from Lagos, there had been an unexplainable grace that draws denominational ministers to us too, and with the Prophetic Revelation materials, the Word of God is gaining access into the region. The Lord bless you all.