That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
22 years after the world stood in awe of an event which was the first of its kind, an event borne out of a similar experience from the Holy Book, the testimonies from that eventful night still abound, the same way we still read about the multitude that Jesus preached to by the sea of Galilee.
Talking of greater works, CNN estimated the multitude that gathered on the brink of the Atlantic Ocean to be over 7 million. There was no stampede, no casualties, and when it was time to testify over 2,000 persons gathered at the Altar to share to the glory of God what had happened to them right there at the beach.
Here are the testimonies of prominent people in the program.
"Pastor Adeboye said; 'My daddy told me that there is a woman here, you have been pregnant for 12 months, my daddy says the baby is coming out.' I wasn't told, I was standing right there, a lady was beside me, the next thing people brought out wrappers to cover her, we saw blood, we saw a child, it happened right before my eyes." - Apostle Johnson Suleman
"I remember 15 minutes to the end of the program when Daddy G.O said God told him He wanted to do something that we should give more offerings. That was the miracle period for me because I gave all I came with, that was the last day my father persecuted me as a Muslim convert. -- Nike Ajayi
When the soft-spoken Daddy G.O told the pastors about the gathering by the Beach, some of them were unsure about it, but when it was announced, the news soon became the talk of the entire country, before this time no Christian event of such a magnitude had ever held at the Beach and as such people were eager to see what would happen.
"How can I ever forget Lekki 98. I lost a child at birth in October 1998. When it was the time for the publicity of the program in our Parish, I sang and danced with all of my beings. I remember, that one of the mummies in our parish then called me and said, "Sis Meg, e rora o, ara yin oti tutu." She meant I should take it easy because my body has not fully recovered. To the glory of God, by November the following year, the Lord blessed us with a baby boy. Today it is evident that the hand of God is upon the child. Thank God for Daddy Adeboye for yielding himself to God."- Meg Dada
"Lekki 98, what a memorable day! I went there with a colleague of mine, we were both working in Victoria island then, so we left for the crusade at about 5 pm when we closed from work. We got there in good time but when i left to get something, I couldn't find my way back to where my friend was again, I had to go sit somewhere else. The presence of God came down mightily that night, in fact, it was like Heaven on Earth.
At the end of the crusade I had to trek to Obalende, because of the heavy traffic, but it was fun trekking back with people singing and praising God along the way.
I will never forget that cold December night. Glory be to God"
The Redeemed Christian Church of God prepared adequately for the revival that was Lekki 98, there were over 80,000 ushers, the Nigerian Army, Police and the personnel of the Civil Defence Corps were on ground for security and orderliness. Also, prayers were made without ceasing at the Beach months before the D-Day.
"I was not only there, I was integrally there as part of the prayer band praying on the beach ground 3months before the program"
The Body of Christ in Nigeria came together to be a part of the revival at Lekki 98, people traveled from different denominations all over the country to Lekki to be a part of this great move of God, even unbelievers couldn't help but to come and see what the noise was all about. The traffic was so dense due to the multitude of cars and people that people kept coming even after the event had ended. Notable men of God like Bishop Okonkwo, Bishop, Pastor Francis Wale Oke, and Bishop Oyedepo were present at the festival.
"The day I took the longest trek of my life, from Ibadan I arrived Lagos in the evening and could not get to the venue until midnight due to the traffic. Till the meeting ended people were still arriving. Awesome and memorable event I am glad I attended. --Banwo Adesina Adeboye
Lekki 98 is the largest mobilization of people in one spot on the surface of the earth, a feat never before recorded. It was one night that will remain memorable.
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
1 John 1:3-4
This year's Holy Ghost Congress is already underway and it is themed; It Is Time To Fly. Be a part of it, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
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