Warm kingdom greetings in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Every manufacturer of a product has a purpose in mind. God who created man had a purpose in mind and it is for us to praise Him.“…..this people have I formed for Myself; that they shall proclaim My praise.” Isa 43:21
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” 1 Peter 2:9
But when man fell, he needed God to survive and so the bible records “……then began men to call upon the name of the LORD” Gen. 4:26b
While God ordained praise, men began prayer. While on this earth we must pray for God to intervene in our affairs but more than pray, we must praise God continually in order to return to our original purpose.
Hence on the day of Pentecost, the first thing the Holy Spirit made the apostles to do was to offer the fruit of their lips by declaring the wonders of God.
Praise, the only occupation in heaven is the activity that binds Christians in perfect unity (Rom. 15:5-6) which is the dream of Jesus that His church which became one by the shedding of His blood, Eph. 2:13-16, John 11:51-53 will manifest that oneness to the world (John 17:23) which in turn will lead to massive evangelism.
The Lord therefore instructed me to call for a world wide praise hour in which Christians of all denominations in the world will at the same hour declare the wonders of God as the apostles did on the day of Pentecost. “…….we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God” Acts 2:11b. What God regards as a priority event must be done to honour Him.
This event which will hold on June 30, 2014 and every year subsequently is called THE JESUS DREAM (TJD). The time is 8pm Nigeria, 3pm New York and 10pm Moscow. All countries in the world will correlate with the time.
As we all declare His wonders together we become the Great Assembly (Ps. 35:18) where
God dwells by His Spirit. Eph. 2:21-22
In Psalm 96:3 we are instructed to: “Declare his glory among nations, His marvelous work among all the people”
It is my eternal duty to God, and to you, to make this worldwide call in the name of Jesus (Matt. 18:20). Most Christians gather today only in the name of their denominations instead of the name of Jesus.
Just imagine the wonders of God being declared from homes, churches, streets, hospitals, prisons, schools, airplanes, etc. at the same time all over the world, God will stir Himself because He promised to do so in Isa. 42: 10-13
Use every influence you have to mobilize Christians in your nation and beyond to declare God’s wonderful works on that day and hour. That way, you will be raising living stones (1 Peter 2:4-5) for Jesus to build His church. It’s your greatest eternal service.
Have a blessed TJD 2015.
Yours In Christ,
Emmanuel Oje Ehimika