In the month of January, the glorious light of the Word shone in the Garden City of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, in a special way, when for three days, thousands from around the region and beyond gathered at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, for the 2019 Higher Life Conference with the man of God, Pastor Chris!

A conference like none other, the Word of God was taught with divine inspiration, erupting in an effusion of revelations that catapulted the congregants to higher realms of glory.

Increasing In The Knowledge Of The Word

“It’s been exactly a decade since the man of God last visited Port Harcourt,” said one of the participants at the stadium. “The entire city is hungry for the Word, and I’m highly expectant that by the time the conference is over, my knowledge of God’s Word would have increased tremendously.” Welcoming everyone to the conference, Rev. Ray Okocha, a CEC member and the Pastor of Christ Embassy Port Harcourt Ministry Centre, encouraged them to participate actively, explaining that the power of the Holy Spirit was present to grant them even more understanding of the Word.

Grace For The Next Level

The conference kicked off on a glorious note, the heavy rains notwithstanding. Amidst the roar of the elements, the brethren lifted their voices to the Lord in intense sessions of prayer and worship.

The arrival of the man of God, Pastor Chris, into the main bowl of the stadium was announced by thunderous shouts of jubilation all over the arena. The moment everyone had been waiting for had come; it was time to receive grace for the next and higher level.

Eternal Life And Everlasting Life

In solemn worship, the man of God started by leading a hymn, “The Old Rugged Cross”, after which he went into the message. Reading from John 3:16, he taught on everlasting life, explaining that many people have heard of it, but don’t know what it is. They think its life that goes on and on, but it’s more than that.

He taught that to understand everlasting life, one has to understand eternal life; they’re not the same. The word, “Eternal” refers to agelessness; to be without a beginning or an end. It’s timeless, incorruptible, indestructible, and imperishable. Only one being has it, and that’s God Almighty. That’s why He’s called the Eternal One.

Everlasting life is the product of eternity. Something everlasting has a beginning, but has no end. When God imparts eternal life into something, He makes it to be everlasting. When you’re born again, you receive everlasting life. That means you’re brought from your humanity into eternity; you begin your life of eternity.

We Receive Eternal Life  In Christ

Eternal life is the nature of God. There’s the biological life that animals or plants have, but then, there’s the God-type of life. When we believe in Jesus, that’s what we receive. In John 5:26, the Lord Jesus said, “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.” He was saying that He has the same life that God has. By this statement, He declared that He Himself is God. No wonder He said in John 10:30, “I and my Father are one.”

What Eternal Life Means For Us

Explaining what eternal life means for us, the man of God enumerated three important points:

  • Eternal life brings us into vital union with God: This is different from the legal union that Jesus brought us into; eternal life brings us into a vital union.
  • Eternal life gives us divine health: Divine health is better than divine healing, and eternal life brings to us the possibility of never being sick.
  • Eternal life brings us agelessness: When we receive eternal life, we pass from time into timelessness, from the aging zone into the ageless zone. This is endless development. “The generation of the church that catches this truth is the generation for the rapture”, he asserted.

Miracles Upon Miracles!

The second day of the conference recorded miracles upon miracles right early in the service! The man of God started by ministering to all those who were weak and broken in their bodies: the blind began to see; the dumb spoke; deaf ears popped open, and the lame leaped up like harts! The Lord graciously healed them early so they could be strong enough to listen to the Word!

God’s people were inspired, blessed, and uplifted at the 2019 Higher Life Conference Port Harcourt. They were catapulted by the Word to the place they ought to be in Christ; a place where they now walk in faith and light like they never thought possible.