PROPHET I. O. SAMUEL SPEAKS PASSIONATELY ON HIS BURNING DESIRE TO SERVE GOD


“People that bury you never knew such condemnation is a blessing in disguise.
For when people try to bury you, they don’t know you must first die, like a seed before you can come back to produce more fruits – Prophet Samuel.
      
Inside the Nation's  Federal Capital City of Abuja  when it comes to the art of positive aggressive push of God’s word, combined with charity works, one name that perhaps needs little or no introduction before taking his place of pride is no doubt the name easily referred to as prophet I.O. Samuel JP aka “The Humble One”.
          Call into full time ministry in the historic year of 2010, today he presides as president/founder of SHILOH WORLD CHAPEL (aka) FAITH NATIONAL with headquarter in Abuja, Nigeria.
          Armed with a mantle to raise a generation that will charge nations and posses the land through the act of faith, the church has suddenly earned global reputation for the dangerous manner it gives out aids and support to the widows, orphans, poor and needy in the society through their vibrant charity organization called the SHILOH SAMARITAN FOUNDATION.
          Their attention to charity is nothing but legendary for example every now and then, people from different faith who decide to repent and turns to Christ have receive millions for this ministry to help them start a new life.
          I don’t joke with my art of charity work, I can wake up today and give all I hate for the work of charity, it is not boost or show off, it is one of the best and easiest way of provoke God’s heart and those who preached this law have been embarrassed with the goodness of life, over and over again.
          Only recently the humble prophet spoke the SOCIETY CELEBRATION INTERNATIONAL ANKORMAN, CHIEF CERUTTI MIKE OSAGIE,
 on the growth of his ministry and what drives him to surge on amidst the storms that exist in every good thing in life.

ON TRUST AND PASSION FOR GOD
          My total love, passion, dedication and aggressive service to God is based on what life has thought  me and I can openly tell you that any man who put his/her trust in men rather than God is doomed and destined for destruction.
          My experience and findings in life has thought me that one can’t separate the physical from the spiritual.
For in life, only God can guarantee full assurance because the people you encounter in life can only subtract from, or  destroy what you have used years to established; the world is indeed full of take, take and take from fellow men and if you are lucky to find a good mentor or father figure, the worst you can get is to have him double what you have but I tell you categorically in all, it is only God who gives unconditionally and has the power to multiply what you have in your hands.

OF PROPHET TB JOSHUA AD BISHOP OYEDEPO – WHICH WAY TO GO?
          A lot has been said of his love, passion and allegiance on both Prophet TB Joshua and Bishop Dr. David Oyedepo and of you are privilege to step into his official office cum prayer chambers, which indeed is very artistic, you will no doubt be mesmerize by the large collection of photographs and works on marble by both men of God.
          He explained to us the nexus between Prophet TB Joshua and Bishop Oyedepo and the role played in his life hear him”
I cannot deny it, there is a mix between both of them and all my life has been partly shaped by life lessons I learnt from them.
          For example, while Bishop Oyedepo thought me a life of faith and financial exploitation – speaking things that are not as if they were Prophet TB Joshua on his part thought me the Act of practical faith; action of faith, which precedes heating and miraculous signs and wonders.

LIKE OYEDEPO, WHY KNACK FOR BOOK MINISTRY
          Just like Oyedepo, all over the office of Prophet Samuel are book, books, books and it is on record that over the last 5 years he has published over 24 books.
          He explained how this became possible by following the foot step of Oyedepo “Bishop Oyedepo life us almost all about books.
          He (Oyedepo) always says readers are leaders and any man who aspire greatness must pay careful attention on the book ministry.
          “Oyedepo is case study whose who life and breath on books at it was through him I learnt 5 things about book Ministry and their fire levels i.e. that they consist of
·       Reading a book first like story
·       Studying the book critically
·       Meditating on off
·       Gaining highest from it and
·       Nothing down all the revelations gotten from it
It is no surprise that today Oyedepo can boast of order 70 books, such men are men worthy of Emulation.

MY CALL AND QUALIFICATION FROM GOD


          Prophet Samuel has often spoken on the issue of men being called by God and the so called qualified men of God.
          In his frank view, he posited “A lot has been said about the rend people called by God to Serve Him, and I beg to say after years of research that in this world, God does not called the qualified, but rather, it is God’s job to qualify the called.
          “With that in mind, I can tell you that a great ministry is not about movement of crowd or crowd movement. To succeed spiritually, one must single self from the crowd and single self from men or crowd and instead let your focus be on God who is the alpha and omega of life.
“And just as I always say anywhere I go…. to succeed in life, you must endeavor not to follow fashion; instead of following fashion, follow updates, that a ministry is doing of this way does not mean you must do, same thing.
          If truly one is generally called by God, God is bourn to show how to run such ministry the way and manner it is bound to please him.
You either have a deep passion to Serve God or you don’t for passion does not die; passion for God often others money, for money or not your passion for God is one thing that is bond to keep you going.

*LIFE AS A TIRELESS GIVER OF CHARITY

It is no new news that PROPHET Samuel loves Charity, his records speaks volume, he told us why
“I give for many reasons and will tell you some...
·       1. Activate the Reward Center in Your Brain
study by a University of Oregon professor and his colleagues demonstrates that charitable contributions create a response in the brain that mimics one activated by drugs and other stimuli. This response elicits a surge of dopamine and endorphin that are experienced as “hedonic” and rewarding. Charitable giving can feel pleasurable in the deepest parts of your physiology – more so than a night on the town or a new outfit.
·        Improve Life Satisfaction
German study provides ample evidence that people who give more to others – in both time and resources – experience greater satisfaction in life than people who do not. In fact, communities of people with high levels of giving tend to demonstrate greater satisfaction within the community than groups of people who do not give generously. Essentially, you’re going to be happier in your community if it’s made up of folks who give to one another.
·       3. Feel Happier
while life satisfaction is one thing, general happiness is another. In a study by professors at the University of Missouri – Columbia and the University of California – Riverside, people who gave to others tend to score much higher on feelings of joy and contentment than individuals who did not give to others.
·       4. Protect Your Local Community

National safety net programs, such as Food Stamps and disability benefits, can be of great benefit to Americans, but giving to community organizations can provide important local safety nets that guarantee vital assistance during crises and emergencies as well. Community organizations tend to respond faster and more appropriately to the needs of local communities than larger organizations do, and these agencies obtain most of their funding from private donations. Local giving, therefore, provides support for the programs that enhance community well-being.

·        Induce Civic Engagement
If you’ve found a cause you like to support with donations, it’s usually just a matter of time before you start contributing your time to that cause as well. A hearty rate of voluntarism improves the overall health and longevity of local organizations, so give your money and your time to a cause you believe in.
·       8. Improve Your Employee Morale
corporate enterprises give for all kinds of reasons, including an improved public image, increased profits, and tax breaks. And, according to research, individual employees who contribute their time or money to a corporate cause are more likely to report improved worker morale.
·       Participating in your company’s giving campaigns can make you feel like a part of your corporate team. Employers who want to improve retention and team-building should offer company giving campaigns and volunteer opportunities for employees.
·       But beyond all these by giving, you provoke God to give you all you desire in life
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ON WHY ATTACH MUCH IMPORTANCE TO PRAYERS ON MOUNTAIN...


We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop”
- Martin Luther King Jr. in his famous speech about his mountaintop experience


The respected oxford dictionary described a mountain as   a landform that has some kind of significant prominence or distinction compared to the surrounding land, usually in the shape of a peak. Mountains are considered to be steeper, taller, and more prominent than hills. Mountains can rise individually, but usually form in a series of mountains called a mountain range.

Mountains are prominent land forms that have significant heights above sea level and/or the surrounding land. They are steeper than hills. A mountain or mountain range usually has a peak, which is a pointed top. Mountains have different climates than land at sea level and nearby flat land. Climate is the weather over an extended time period for a specific area. The climate of mountains tends to include colder weather, wetter weather, and thinner air. Thin air refers to the fact that at the higher altitudes of a mountain there is less oxygen to breathe. Also, mountains generally have less hospitable conditions for plants and animals. This leads to quite different evolutionary adaptations for those plants and animals that make higher elevations their home.

But in the case of Prophet Samuel, he sees mountain as a completely different ball game , he makes no pretence over it, he die hard aficionado of mountain and even has a pulpit in an Abuja mountain has this to say when we spoke to him in his Abuja Church office “I’ve always liked being near the mountains, maybe because I was raised UNDER the tutelage and style it gives me great joy to go and pray and meditate on top of mountains and  I can look at our mountains, offering shelter and security– those are mountains, towering as high as the eye can see! As you proceed or drive higher and higher, the air changes… It really does feel like you are closer to God.
So it doesn’t surprise me that mountains are so important to the narrative of our faith. When God is ready to give the people the Law, Moses climbs high up the mountain. He stays there for 40 days, close to God… literally in the presence of God. And when he climbs back down to the people, he carries with him the stone tablets that contain the laws to live by… all that the people needed to know in faith.
“You will agree with me that, mountains are mentioned frequently in the Bible because mountains dotted the landscape of biblical regions. In other words, while mountains have a significant symbolic value in the Bible, they first and foremost are part of the physical reality of the Bible. As a result, mountains and hills are mentioned over 500 times in the Bible. Mountains have a logical religious symbolism for biblical cultures since they are “closer to God” who was believed to dwell in the heavens (as in the sky). As a result, God often reveals himself on the mountaintop.
In the Old Testament, the mountains of Sinai and Zion are most significant. Mount Sinai, of course, is associated with Moses and is the place where Moses received the gift of the Law, the Ten Commandments. Thus, Mount Sinai is a symbol of God’s Covenant with Israel. Zion, to the south, is the location of the Jerusalem Temple. In the New Testament (Mark and Luke to be precise), Jesus appoints the Twelve on a mountain. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus delivers the Beatitudes in his Sermon on the Mount, conjuring an image of Moses who received the Commandments on Mount Sinai. Matthew’s mostly-Jewish audience would immediately pick up on the comparison between Moses and Jesus. Matthew, in particular, has 6 significant mountain “scenes” in his gospel: Jesus’ temptation (4:8); the Sermon on the Mount (5:1); a number of healings (15:29); the Transfiguration (17:1); Jesus’ final discourse (24:1); and the commissioning of the Apostles (28:16). Perhaps the most significant mountain scene in the Gospels, however, is the Transfiguration of Jesus. Jesus is accompanied by Moses and Elijah, who themselves encountered God on the mountaintop in the Old Testament. Now, they encounter God through Jesus and Jesus, in turn, is seen as the fulfillment of the Law (Moses) and the Prophets (Elijah”

In conclusion as regards the importance of mountain, he said it is most pathetic that many today do not have Mountaintop experiences like this. Hence it can be said that they do not come face to face with God. We do not get the opportunity to see long dead heroes of the faith. But we have faith, none the less.
MAN OF DEEP SPIRITUAL AND DELIVERANCE/ HEALING POWER


A lot has been said of the spiritual healing ability of Prophet Samuel, so when we had opportunity to seat down with him, we quickly asked few sensitive questions on spiritual healing
·         Prophet, what is a spiritual healer?
A spiritual healer is a person who allows himself or herself to be used as a channel for the flow of healing light and energy. This can be done for the benefit of self and others.
·         What is the source of healing?
All healing comes from God, plain and simple. A spiritual healer acts as a channel for this healing energy; not its source. Even if the healer works in conscious cooperation with healing guides, in Spirit, they all work, together, as a unified channel for God's healing.
·         Who can become a healing channel?
Anyone can become a healing channel. We are all Spirit; God is Spirit; God's Healing is spiritual in nature; therefore, so long as the one's intent is to help and to work with God's healing light, that person can become a healing channel.
·         How does prayer relate to spiritual healing?
Prayer represents a means whereby we talk with God and express our wishes to God. In healing, prayer becomes important, in that it acknowledges that there is a power, beyond the self, at work. Prayer helps focus the healing work. Prayer and healing work hand-in-hand.
·         The real power of prayer lies in the faith behind the prayer. When we pray for healing, we should present our healing requests to God and, then, allow God to respond to the needs of the individual. Very often, spiritual healers tend to tell God what THEY want to see happen, rather than allow God to manifest what He knows the individual needs to have happen. Finally, prayer must always be complemented with meditation. Remember: prayer is our speaking to God; meditation is our being silent and listening to God's response

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