We wedded on the 17th of April, 1999 at All Saints Chapel, University of Benin, Edo State and moved to Owerri, Imo State same month. Before we got married, my wife was a worker in RCCG while we were in Lagos and I attended Assemblies of God Church. At Owerri, we joined RCCG, Grace Sanctuary same year. From being Church members, I became a Minister. And the Lord began to move me from one level to another until I headed every department in the Church apart from the Choir. To the glory of God, I eventually became the Church Treasurer and Assistant Pastor under Pastor John C. Maduagwu. Though I had the privilege of attending some meetings, even in Lagos, I never nursed any desire to see God’s Servant, Pastor E. A. Adeboye. I just gave my entire being and all to whatever assignment I was given to advance the work of the Lord. And The Lord God chose to honour me with some very strange encounters with God’s Servant Pastor E. A. Adeboye; Encounters that are amazingly overwhelming and life changing. Here I want to share two visionary encounters and one LIVE encounter I have had with Pastor E.A. Adeboye.
TWO VISIONARY ENCOUNTERS WITH PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
On the 19/1/2000, I had this wonderful vision. In the midst of a service in a very large place like the Redemption Camp and with a very great multitude gathered, Pastor E. A. Adeboye called me out, held my hands and said “This is Automatic and Determinational [I heard that word from Papa’s mouth for the first time]: This is The Man of The Hour, Chosen not By Man’s Choice, But by The Lord. He is Pastor Ogbonna Promise! This Is Authentic! Let It Be; and even so now in Jesus Name! Amen!” As he held my hands, something unique happened to me. There was a connection and a transfer of virtue to me. Something was fired into me! That was my first encounter with God’s Servant. And it was an unforgettable one. I believed every Word from the Mouth of the Lord of Heaven and earth that he proclaimed as a decree. I took it all. To God be all the Glory in Jesus Name.
On the 26th of June 2006, I had another vision. In this unique vision there was much property, an inheritance that was for sale. Due to the enormity and cost of the property, the sellers went to Pastor E. A. Adeboye for him to buy it because he was the only Minister they thought could and should be able to pay the full price for it. But to the surprise and amazement of everyone, Pastor E. A. Adeboye declined because he could not afford to pay the required price to buy the property. So, he told them he knows only one person that can afford to pay the required price. As they were wondering who could the person be, he told them to go and meet Ambassador Promise Ogbonna; He is the one that can buy it. So, he referred them to me. They came and met me, told me of the inheritance and right where I sat, without getting up from there, I paid the full required price for it and took over the ownership and possession of the inheritance. May God be praised.
ONE LIVE ENCOUNTER WITH PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE AND THE TRANSFER OF A 7FOLD MEASURE OF GOD’S SPIRIT, WISDOM AND GRACE IN HIM TO ME
On Thursday 28th February, 2013, I boarded Ekene Dili Chukwu Luxury bus from Enugu to Lagos. I was going to Lagos to get another car engine to replace my car engine that got knocked at Ore on 6-2-2013. As soon as we left Enugu, the Lord instructed me to go to the Redemption Camp and see His Servant Pastor E. A. Adeboye. I didn’t know how that would be possible and I wasn’t given any reason why I was going to see him, yet I decided to obey the Lord. So when we got to Redemption Camp, I alighted from the bus to discover there was a Special Holy Ghost Service that weekend. I went to the CAMP Booking office and tried to secure a room at the CAMP but all the rooms were fully booked. I went to all the Booking Offices and Lodging places at the Camp but there was no available room. I learnt that Special Holy Ghost Congress was also Papa’s 71years Birthday anniversary. The staff at the last Booking Office I went to told me to go to New Testament Camp to lodge. Many RCCG Pastors were also referred to places outside the Camp for accommodation and they left. But I refused to go anywhere. The odds were great, yet against all the odds, I got a room already booked for a RCCG Pastor and which was already fully paid for even though I didn’t have the cash to pay and the banks had closed for the day. I gave the little change I had and promised to pay them the next day when the Banks open. I was given the key and I checked into the room. As soon as I knelt to give thanks, I heard The Lord say to me ASK FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT! As I was thinking of what to ask The Holy Ghost reminded me of what Elisha asked for when he was asked a similar question in 2Kings 2:9. Since Pastor E. A. Adeboye was marking his 71st Birthday, I was led to ask The Lord for a 7Fold measure of His Spirit, Wisdom and Grace and whatever else the Lord has given to him that is making all the work of the Lord at the Redemption Camp and in RCCG worldwide possible. I wanted a 7Fold measure of ALL of God in the life of Pastor E. A. Adeboye. And The Holy Spirit took over and God’s Presence was overwhelming. While the prayer session was on, The Holy Spirit began to show me how we copy and transfer the content of a file from one computer to another using various means; how we download very large files from the internet into our systems giving us the privilege of access to anything available and that we desire. The Holy Spirit was showing me how we have transferred what we wanted or desired from one system to another. He reminded me that Elisha got what he asked for even though he asked for a hard thing (2Kings 2:9-13); Also, that the Lord took the same Spirit in Moses and gave to the 70 chosen elders so that they could do the work of the Lord with Moses. It was The Lord that took and transferred the SAME Spirit in Moses to them. Even the 2 that were not on ground got the SAME Spirit (Numbers 11:16-17,25-26). And it was made very clear to me that my desire and request has been granted by the Lord; that the 7fold measure of God’s Spirit, Wisdom and Grace in God’s Servant has been transferred to me. And that I will see the proofs. And I believed. Mark 11:24 says “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Again, He says in Isaiah 65:24 “It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear [and answer or do for them whatsoever they ask me for].” The Same Lord has taken His Spirit and all else in His servant and given to me. And I was going to see the proofs.
7 PROOFS THE LORD GAVE ME TO VALLIDATE HIS ANSWER TO MY REQUEST!
On Friday Night, 01-03-2013, I decided to attend the Holy Ghost Congress for the first time in my life. Other ministers ministered before God’s servant Pastor E. A. Adeboye eventually came up to minister. Now, when Pastor Adeboye came to Minister, he said that the Lord asked him that morning to Re-Enact what happened between Elijah and Elisha in 2Kings 2:9-15. [You can get the Video of Holy Ghost Congress, March 2013 with the theme “Accelerated Promotion” and watch it.]. So, Pastor Adeboye came with a ‘Big Mantle’ having the RCCG Logo and said he was going to pray and afterwards place the Mantle on the floor before the Altar. Whoever wants what The Lord has given him should place anything you have – handkerchief, clothe, whatever, on the ground. He will pray and when he tells us, we should pick ‘THE MANTLE’ up. And whatever The Lord has given him will be transferred to anyone who desires same. And that was what happened. Right there and then, and to the Glory of God, I received THE MANTLE of Pastor E. A. Adeboye and the confirmation of the Transfer of the 7fold measure of the Spirit [Anointing, Power], Wisdom and Grace of The Lord at work in Pastor E. A. Adeboye as He led me to ask Him for.
Here are the seven (7) confirming signs and proofs that the Lord gave me the 7Fold Measure of His Spirit and All else in Pastor E. A. Adeboye:
- Pastor E. A. Adeboye said the Lord gave him a sign that one (1) male child will be born during the Special Holy Ghost Congress. And for 27years that has been happening. But when I came and asked the Lord for a 7Fold measure, 7 Boys were born during the meeting for the 1st time in 27 years since the Holy Ghost Congress began.
- The General Overseer, Pastor E. A. Adeboye said The LORD asked him to REENACT what happened between Elijah and Elisha in 2Kings 2:9-15. He came with a Mantle and told us what to do to effect The Mantle Transfer as The LORD commanded him. I did as he said and received his Mantle (LIVE) at few minutes past 01:00am on Saturday 2/3/13.
- While speaking, Pastor E. A. Adeboye told a story of how he called a young man a Pastor in a meeting and the young man picked up his things and moved over to the Pastors seat. When the Pastors raised eyebrows, the young man said Pastor E. A. Adeboye called him ‘Pastor’ and that makes him a pastor even though he hasn’t gone to Bible School or been trained or ordained. And Pastor E. A. Adeboye told them to allow the young because he understood that whatever Adam called anything became the name. And he added that the anointing and ordination of the young man will come up later. Now, by the spoken word of God’s Servant, that young man was MADE a Pastor immediately and his Promotion Accelerated. Then Papa said that whatever he has called us or spoken to us stands and our Anointing with oil will come later. So, The Mantle Transfer and the 7Fold Measure has been sealed by the Supernatural Commissioning through the Word Impartation and Declaration of God’s Servant. For me that was a seal of completion and another proof of the transfer of the 7fold measure of God’s Spirit, Wisdom and Grace in Pastor E. A. Adeboye to Me. And I believe it.
- I received the Laying on of Hands on Saturday 2/3/13 at about 11 O’clock in the morning. As hands were laid on me, the only words repeatedly uttered were “Lord, Grace for Ministry, Super Grace for Ministry!” It was repeated so many times. And I know I received Grace upon Grace and Super Grace for Ministry. I am a CARRIER of Grace upon Grace, Super Grace for Ministry.
- I was also anointed with The Holy Anointing Oil twice and Consecrated for service. On that Saturday night (2/3/13) The Cloud of Glory filled the whole Auditorium. It was exactly like what happened when Solomon dedicated The Ternple of the Lord after it was completed. It was my night of dedication and consecration as The Lord’s Living Temple and the Lord caused His Glory to fill His Temple. It was yet another proof.
- Pastor E. A. Adeboye prayed what he called “The Prayer of Agreement” with us for The Lord to grant us anything we asked for and it will be done no matter how great or how impossible it may appear. This was another seal that the 7Fold measure I asked for was fully delivered to me. Hallelujah!
- Finally, there was the Divine Encounter Service for our Consecration and Release. During the Service, The Lord asked me to GIVE a Special Thanksgiving Faith-Seed of N70,000:00 to His Servant Pastor E. A. Adeboye. This was the final proof that the Lord gave me the 7fold measure of God’s Spirit, Wisdom and Grace in him. I wrote a Cheque of N70,000:00 for Pastor E. A. Adeboye, wrote a letter to Him telling him what the Lord said to me, why I came to the Camp and what The Lord did [I still have my copy of the letter], packaged a copy each of My 14 Published Books that I had with me in that trip for Pastor E. A. Adeboye and sent it to him and left.
I left the Redemption Camp and returned to Enugu without getting into Lagos again to get the engine as I had planned. To God be the Glory.
Ambassador Promise Ogbonna
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