Pastor Chris Oyakhilome!! He looks just like Jesus

The name Pastor Chris has become synonymous with the miraculous but there is one other even more striking phenomenon that is evident in the life and ministry of this great man of God. To explain it, I want to tell you about my very first encounter with this great general of our time, this would be the first time I would hear him teach God’s word and watch him minister.

It was in 1988 and it was on the University of Benin [Uniben] Campus in Benin City, Edo State Nigeria – then I was an undergraduate and I was actively involved in a Christian fellowship group in my school. We traveled four[4] hours from my campus to attend this Christian Conference organized by a sister fellowship group in Uniben; Pastor Chris was one of the invited guest ministers and I will never forget that meeting and the impact it made in my life as a believer.

The interesting thing is that I cannot tell you much about the verbal content of his message that day, though of course I remember bits and pieces of it, but what it left with me was the impartation of the Spirit. There was something about him and the way he walked, talked, and ministered that just brought home the presence of Jesus. It was so intense; it was so real…..we were transported right into the presence of God in a moment of time.

This is most definitely what the temple police experienced in John7:46-47 [JB Phillips] when they were sent to arrest Jesus – after listening to him,

they went back to the Chief Priests and Pharisees empty handed and confessed: “No man ever spoke like that!” to which they replied “Has he pulled the wool over your eyes too?” I remember as we traveled back to school, there was a consensus – Pastor Chris is just like Jesus.

He ministered to the sick during that meeting in such a unique way: first, he called those who needed healing forward and asked them all to stand in a straight line facing the congregation. Next he asked those who have always wanted to heal the sick to indicate this by raising up their hands; then he picked two of the lot – one male the other female. He told them to start at both ends of the line, take each person by the hands, look into their eyes and smile. The result? Amazing miracles…one after the other, they testified that God had healed them; it was simply awesome. Just imagine, as far back as 1988, Pastor Chri

s was already healing the sick, how much more now.

You will agree with me that whether it be on TV, in a leaders meeting, church service or major program, Pastor Chris carries with him that tangible presence of the Holy Ghost; when Pastor Chris ministers, you feel the love of God….it’s in his eyes, it’s in his words and it’s in the moments of worship, he invokes the presence of Jesus Christ wherever he is. When you attend a meeting with Pastor Chris or you are listening to a taped message or watching a broadcast, you are literally transported into the very presence of God, and repeatedly, people testify of one thing…..

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is just like Jesus.

Tammy

What do you say? Click on the comment button and share your stories of the very first time you heard and/or saw Pastor Chris minister.

The Enigmatic Pastor Chris

At first glance, I thought this was a good one, you know it sounded like “The Charismatic Pastor Chris” or “The Energetic Pastor Chris” but upon closer examination…..an enigma is someone that is puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable; other synonyms are mysterious, perplexing. It doesn’t sound at all like the Pastor Chris we all know does it? It immediately reminds me of our Lord Jesus Christ and the religious leaders of His day, read this account from John9 [KJV]and note the interesting parallels:

Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, he is a prophet. But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see? His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: but by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples? Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples. We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.

The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshiper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

……need I say more? Do post your comments

tammy