I have always had a zero tolerance for failure. In my view, there is no excuse under heaven for failure. The church started in December and by March 1984, the average attendance was about 21. The church was not growing. So, I said, "No! No! No! The church cannot be growing like this. A full-time Ministry? No!" I called for a 3–day fasting and prayer with the staff only.

We were all in prayer when I hit the explosive revelation on the mystery of church growth. The Lord said to me, "Get up!," Then I stood up, and He said, "Come with me.!" I followed Him. I walked with Him towards the stream at the southern part of the church location (where we later put up the grass Cathedral).

As we approached the end of that road, He said to me, "Turn back now" And I did, and He opened my eyes to see a thick layer of darkness spread over the roof of the church building! It wasn’t an illusion, I wasn’t guessing either, it was real! Then God said to me, "That is the blindfolding weapon that the devil is using to misrepresent my work in this church." Immediately, I came against it, with the light of God in me, quoting the whole of John Chapter one verses 1-5:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

--- John 1 verses 1-5


"I challenge you powers of darkness with the light of God,” I thundered, “Jesus will build His Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.." I was challenging the forces of darkness from Matthew 16:18. Then I saw the thick darkness rolled away, like one would roll up a carpet, as I continued to speak in tongues.
After that, God spoke to me again, "When I came to the world, it took someone to tell another, ‘Come and See’." He made me to understand that people needed to know what He was doing in this church. So,

“Tell them to come and see,”
--- John 1: 46

, He instructed.
Thereafter, we embarked on a "Come and See" outreach. We made "Come and See" tracts, on which we printed a diagram of the location of the church in the city. We also let the people know what Jesus was doing in our midst in testimonies, and what to expect when they come. Then, we embarked on going out and distributing the tracts.
During this same encounter, God also said to me;
“To see the church grow and to keep it growing keep sowing the seed and as the grass grows, the sheep will come for it. Keep the grass green and the sheep will lie down there...

for he maketh me to lie down in green pastures.”
--- Psalm 23:2


“What then is the seed?” I asked. And God said, the seed is the Word of God,

Now the parable is this, the seed is the Word of God…
--- Luke 8:11

That is, by engaging “Life applicable teachings and keeping it fresh, the sheep will lie down there.
When God speaks, I’m privileged to know it. This was what prompted the weekly seminars that lasted for 16 weeks- between March and July 1984.


Some of those seminar teachings were later published as books. These titles include The Law of Faith, Keys to Divine Protection, Keys to Answered Prayers, Keys to Divine Health, etc. It was a real divine visitation. There was such a rain of the Word of God that people were taking notes as though they were in a classroom. They also began to invite others. In no time, we had hit 90 in attendance, and that same year, we counted 154! That was how the story of our church growth began.


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