In the Spotlight: David Okumgba, a Pastor, Church Leader, and a Guide
2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. -2 Timothy 4:2
Every so often comes a man who carries on the good work of God and spreads His word through his works. Someone who acts as a beacon of hope and guidance for a lost Christian looking to make his way back to God.
Pastor David Okumgba has been a pillar for carrying on God’s ministry in a world under the oppression of demonic influence. He is a man accredited and decorated for his accomplishments and worthy of praise for the strenuous efforts he has devoted to not only the attendees of his church but every individual with the Holy Spirit in them.
The inspiration behind his work
It is a great responsibility to dawn the threads of a pastor, a church leader. To be a shepherd guiding the lambs astray back to the herd of believers. It is important to preach in accordance with His word with the utmost sincerity and devotion. Is man capable of carrying this burden alone? Or is there a need for divine intervention?
On the day of Pentecost, the apostles shared the same dilemma. Feeling unworthy of carrying Gods light to the people. Until they were blessed by the Holy Spirit and with fire, they were brimming with courage and began speaking in tongues.
2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly, a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them. Similar was the calling Pastor David Okumgba experienced for carrying out his religious endeavors.
Pastor David was inspired by the Holy Spirit to turn his sermons of the word of God into books for more believers to experience the gift of deliverance. There are various channels by which you can spread Gods ministry in the modern era. With the ease of access to marketplaces that sell books, Pastor David could preach his sermons to potentially millions of individuals seeking help and freedom from demonic oppressions and witchcraft.
His words and knowledge of how to tackle deliverance are a testimony of the Spirit’s presence in his work.
Importance of deliverance and spiritual influence
David Okumgba’s newest book, A Handbook of Self Deliverance, is your companion in waging spiritual warfare against every spirit oppressing you from your freedom. He preaches that you need not an external source to help you deliver yourself, but you can do it yourself. We were delivered from original sin on the day of Jesus’s crucifixion on the Calvary. But we often give the devil access to our spiritual sanctity by performing perverse acts.
In today’s age, where access to malicious and obscene content is just a swipe away, awareness about deliverance has become even more necessary. Teenagers engage in immoral activities, whereas adults are depressed and captivated by spirits of jealousy and loneliness. David Okumgba’s book jots down a prayer plan for you to abide by to achieve deliverance in your household yourself.
It is difficult to tackle your demons, your spirits of oppression, head-on, especially when they have infested households fully bound by curses, covenants, and unholy ties. However, just like the apostles were afraid and nervous if they had what it took to lead the ministry, the Holy Spirit manifested in them the courage and confidence to peach the Word, spreading it to the people.
Christians downplay the importance of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives. Without the spirit of God, you are unable to live a life of victory over sin. Instead, one that is ravaged by deceit and attacks from demonic entities.
David Okumgba continues to carry the torch leading believers into the land of prosperity and deliverance with his work, one that is lit by the very fire the disciples received before they began the church’s revolution.