The International Pastors and Partners Conference, a week-long annual event in Lagos, Nigeria, was held November 13th-19th. The conference is a gathering of Pastors and partners worldwide coming together to learn about the holy spirit and celebrate God’s greatness. The conference was led by its president, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. As the keynote speaker, Pastor Chris moved audiences with his sermons on the holy spirit, prophecy, and the term born again.
Earlier in the week, Pastor Chris inspired his listeners with the Holy spirit. His message was about the importance of allowing the Holy Spirit to fill you, and the benefits you will receive from doing so. He explained that when the Holy Ghost fills a Christian, their bodies will overflow with God’s love. You will not have room for negative traits because God’s love will fill every crevice. He provided an exegesis of Romans 15:15-16 while explaining the importance of the Holy Spirit to preaching. Pastor Chris warned the crowd there is no preaching without the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Chris also informed crowds of who they are, who they should listen to, and gave them warnings. He explained that our human nature makes us selfish. This is the cause of all negativities permeating the world today. He offered remedies to this problem. This is a two-fold problem with two answers. Firstly, you needed to fill yourself up with the Holy Spirit. You must allow the Holy Spirit to enter your body and replace all the negativities. Lastly, he warned that when you declare your humanity, you are denying your spirituality. The more conscious you are of your humanity, the less conscious you are of your spirituality. Your humanity is the root of your issues. It is where fear, stress, anxiety, selfishness, and other negative traits spring to life. Instead, you should pass from physical life to physical death and go from spiritual death to spiritual life.
Pastor Chris explained that when the term “born again” is used, it is not meant as religious terminology, but rather actual regeneration. When the Bible discusses physical and spiritual life and death, it is not poetic terms meant purely for imagery. The Bible is discussing real physical occurrences that are important to your salvation. He warned the crowd of pastors and other partners to not forget the real meaning behind born again, and to never forget the power of the Holy Ghost.
On the final day of the event, Pastor Chris continued his message on the Holy Ghost, and expounded on communication with God. He explained that prayer is a two-way street. Prayer is not a state of panic, but instead prayer should be used with expectation of what God is saying and wait for God’s word of prophecy. Prophecy, according to Pastor Chris, is the number one most important gift for churches. Then, at the climax of the event, Pastor Chris began anointing pastors and ministers. This was the culmination of his message, and a perfect way to end the International Pastors and Partners Conference.