Christians have been advised to remain calm and resolute in times of trials and temptations in life. The advised was given by the founder and general overseer of International God’s way church during church service at the Accra branch of his church.
Bishop Dr. Daniel Obinim who is also known as the Angel of God due to his Angelic miracles told his congregation that before God will elevate any individual he will first test the person.
“When you are called to serve, you first go through training. I was working when God called me to come and do his work, and I went through trials and temptations. So be ready for trials, every need you have has its own trials. Example, if you are a student, you have to sit for an exams before you are promoted to the next class, that is how life is, every level and the kind of exams you face. Bishop Obinim told his congregation.
“if you are man of God and you have not gone through trials and temptations, then you have not achieve anything yet. If you see a man of God going through trials, it means God is about to lift him up, it means God is about to bless him. When you want to drive, you first have to go for drivers license where you be made to write exams for the license to be issued for you to drive. You can’t start driving without license. Even if you want to travel to abroad you need to go for interview to obtain a travelling Visa. Gold goes through a lot of stages to become gold. It means when you go through all the stages then you are ready to take off with God’s blessings”
The Angel of God told his large congregation that, if you are Christian who have not gone through trials and temptations, give thanks to God and your pastor because they may have gone through these challenges to give you a smooth sail through.
“Joseph went through challenges and temptations for his brothers to enjoy when he became a Prime Minister. Joseph went prison for 27 years. The same applies to me, I went through challenges for my pastors. If you are parent you have to go through pains for your children to enjoy, if you don’t do that your generations will continue to suffer. You have to suffer for them.
“Remain calm and endure the pain because it may be the will of God. He needs to train you for the great success ahead of you. If you are going through pains, consult a spiritual person or any wise person to find out if really what you are going through is from God. Consult but be careful you don’t consult the wrong people who give you a wrong advise. If you consult a fool he will give you foolish advised. Bishop Obinim admonished.
“Before you take a decision always listen to the voice of God then have patience for his appointed time.
12yrs ago I had a dream. in the dream I was crossing a river and the river was muddy and some areas had stones, so you can imagine what I went through. From the river I had to go through a forest, after that I have to climb a mountain and ahead of me where great things, buildings and wealthy thing, so Later I understood the dream. God was telling me I have to suffer and go through pain before my success. When I went through these things, now look at the out come. I have gone through pains before the Lord blessed me.
If you are not ready to face challenges and temptations then you will not receive your blessings”
The Angel of Gold advised Christians to remain strong in times of challenge and not veer of the path of God.
Written by Joseph Osei Oppong Brenya