Christianity has thrown up different men of God, from the outright sincere, to enigmas and also those people perceived as deceivers or ‘false prophets’. It is rare to see a man of God you look at his antecedents and all you can see is Jesus Christ on earth again because of the lives touched with their ministration. The bible recorded that Jesus went about doing good while he was on earth.
To fully understand the ministry of Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, the G.O of Omega Power Ministry(OPM) is to read carefully the book of Luke chapter 4:18 and 19. ‘’The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel(good news) to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.’’ Apostle Chibuzor brings the succour of the gospel to the hopeless by directly impacting in their lives. Here are a few examples of the OPM interventions.
Apart from building an estate for widows, he went to a brothel in the city of Port Harcourt and rescue several commercial brothel workers, preached to them, took them out of the brothel to houses built for them, gave them capital to start up businesses of their choice thereby giving them a new lease of life. He established a computer learning centre and other skills acquisition training centre inside Port Harcourt prison so the prisoners can learn a useful trade that will make them useful to the society when they leave prison.
Also, several militants and armed robbers operating especially in the Niger Delta region all surrendered their guns and renounced lives of crime. OPM rehabilitated them and opened various businesses for them and trained others in various skills acquisition. Today, the region is relatively safer.
For this singular act, the Rivers state Governor represented by the Secretary to the State Government was full of praises for the man of God for reducing crime and providing for the citizens in areas where the government should naturally intervene.
There are several reasons for this unique ministry but let me x-ray 2 findings from the chat with the man of God. The first reason is that Apostle Chibuzor was obviously not born with a silver spoon. In his own words, he slept under the bridge in Lagos as a homeless person. He has had to go 2 whole days without eating. These 2 situations alone drives a lot of people into crime. Hence his humanitarian angle in bringing hope and succour to the poor and needing while preaching the gospel.
The second reason is the ultimate goal of the Christian race which is to make heaven. According to him, he has a vision of making heaven with 1 billion souls. His unique approach of impacting to the very needs of the downtrodden has enhanced this vision. The large congregation of the worshipers in the relatively new church in Port Harcourt attest to this as OPM is the fastest growing church in the South South today.
Quoting the gospel of Mathew chapter 25, Apostle Chibuzor summarized by saying the sheep on the right side asked to enter heaven wondered when they did several good things to Jesus but Jesus answered that as long as you do it to the least of my brethren, you do it to me. This, he said is the summary of the gospel and Christianity.
Going by the impact this man of God has made in the lives of the poor, the prisoners, the sick, the homeless, the hopeless, can we say the vibrant days of the Apostles are here again? In the video and take a position as unlike many wealthy men of God who collects tithes and offerings from poor flock and junkets round the world in private jets, here is a man of God who has the interest of the poor dear to heart by doing exactly what Jesus would have done. Let me join the congregation to shout Doctor Jesus! GOD IS HERE!
Time and space may not permit to give a litany of the interventions this man has wrought in the lives of people as the video will give you more insights during an interview with Anthony Eshemokhai of NAIJ.com.
HC Anthony Eshemokhai is the Head, Public Sector Group of Naij.com.