NO MORE NOLLYWOOD, NOW EVANGELIST LIZ BENSON
Day Liz Benson mesmerized Lagosians with God's word, It was a day of singing, dancing and merriment at Olodi-Apapa, Lagos recently as Jesus Campaigners Ministries (JCM) celebrated its seventh anniversary.
To commemorate the occasion, the general overseer of JCM, Pastor Nath Ofor, was officially decorated as Chaplain Assistant General of GIPEC College of Chaplains Inc, aka Lord's Army. The ordination was handled by Chaplain General (Dr) B.C. Dimanozie, commandant/chief of chaplains who was assisted by other officials of the organisation.
The occasion, which was marked with pomp, witnessed an impressive turnout of clerics, worshippers, friends and well-wishers who came from far and wide to be part of the festivities. The guest speaker was Evangelist Liz Benson, Nollywood star, who is making waves in her calling as a campaigner for the saving gospel of Jesus Christ.
It was, indeed, a day of joy to behold as the congregation gyrated to the melodious tunes in various languages from the highly creative, vibrant and dexterous choir. Also, the Chaplain Fellowship added military flavour to the event as they got everyone marching for Lord in His house.
Speaking on the theme of the celebration, In Him we find rest, Pastor Ofor maintained that rest comes through Jesus Christ if the word is obeyed.
Averring that worldly affairs cannot guarantee rest , he said: “Rest only comes from obeying the word of God. Act of obedience brings happiness, joy and fulfillment. While disobedience brings restlessness and despair.”
Pastor Ofor, therefore, tasked those professing Christianity to grow in Christ likeness and remain steadfast rather than running from church to church in search of elusive miracles. According to him, problems cannot be packed away and magically forgotten but those who seek the kingdom of God and its righteousness would get it.
In her sermon, entitled, Supernatural intervention, Evang Benson, charged believers to play life's role diligently, saying the love of God never fails and there is no situation he cannot address according to His will.
She said: “Whatever you are going through, put up a smile, don't despair, maintain an unshaken faith because all is well. Jesus Christ paid the prize on the cross in Calvary, so no shaking.”
Noting that “there are times when we look at certain situations, we think it is all over for us but God can make things to change at any given time,” she remarked: “It doesn't matter how long you have been down, God will lift you up when you get your acts right.”
According to Evang Benson, “when you sanctify yourself something happens in your life,” regretting that “most of us are not pratical as Christians.”
In all, she displayed a remarkable understanding of the word even as her background as an actress manifested in her language and output.
Speaking at the ordination of Pastor Ofor as Chaplain Assistant General, Chaplain Deputy General Grace U. Dimanozie explained that “the organisation is an international, non-denominational, non-governmental charity based. The organisation helps in creating a community of disciplined Christians with high standard of morality and holiness. It helps a nation to create and maintain disciplined citizens with fear of God.”