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Dr. Kwakpovwe
On that fateful Friday evening, they tore their way through the huge crowd that had milled round the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. While a significant proportion of the crowd created an emergency market to sell their wares, which were mostly Christian materials, thousands of others trooped to the main arena where Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe's voice was reverberating through the microphone as he reeled out prophetic declarations to signal the miracles that awaited participants.

The event was the annual interdenominational World Anointing Night organised by Manna Prayer Mountain Ministry where he holds sway as the General Overseer.

He matched the utterances with prayers, intermittent preaching and worship songs to set the tone for the full blast ministrations ahead. As he continued with the exercise, participants were still streaming into the two-phase arena as not everybody could have sitting space in the main arena. But wherever you were, you could hear the voice of all the ministers as all the proceedings were being beamed live on the satellite televisions stationed at strategic locations at the square.

Soul-thrilling praise and worship songs were orchestrated by Kunle Ajayi, who dictated the tunes with his trumpet for the revival that left participants dancing and rejoicing profusely.

Shortly before he mounted the rostrum to minister, the publisher of the popular devotional booklet, Our Daily Manna (ODM), had urged participants to tune their minds absolutely to heaven, focus on the Lord Jesus and expect unprecedented miracles. He assured that those that came with expectations to receive their blessings would have them according to their faith and would go back home transformed. 'Because you are here tonight, miracles will be registered in your name. All you need to do is focus your minds on heaven and the Lord Jesus and expect unprecedented touch and you will go back home transformed,' he stressed.

As soon as the prayer session climaxed with Dr. Chris as the anchor minister, shouts of 'praise the Lord' and echoes of hallelujah rent the air, following pockets of instant healings at different corners of the revival arena. Interestingly, those who could not control their joy scrambled through the crowd to the pulpit to announce their miracles. Several of them were given ample opportunities to share the testimonies, which thrilled the congregation. Spectacular among the numerous live miracles was a lad, who had a brain tumour and paralysed hand and couldn't use it. He, too, could move the hand swiftly. He even used it to clap and drew thunderous ovations from the congregation. A woman, who came to the programme with clutches, also went back home on her feet.

Media spokesman of the ministry, Pastor Felix Jarikre, who is also the General Manager of ODM, told Daily Sun in a chat that 'the programme was intended to start the year with power, noting that this year's edition was symbolic because it was according to God's revelation to address people's negative and positive cases,' which were referred to as World Anointing Night of Two Envelopes.

The revival, which was described as a resounding success by Dr. Chris was also attended by participants from France, Mali, South Africa, Zambia and Ghana, among others.

Other guest ministers at the event included the Assistant General Overseer of Manna Prayer Mountain and Managing Director of Daily Manna, Dr. Mrs. Flora Kwakpovwe, Bishop Isaac Nwoji, Pastor Wole Oladunyi, the founder of CLAM, who took the congregation through firebrand prayer points. Senator Uche Chukwumerije, representing Abia North Senatorial Zone, was also there.

According to Pastor Jarikre, the booklet, which had been the hallmark of Dr. Chris' ministry, is always packaged according to people's needs and situations.