I value the number ‘26’ so much because I got born again at the age of ‘26’ and it was on ‘26’ February 2005 at the night of bliss meeting in Benin city, Nigeria by my Man of God, Pastor Chris. Before then, I knew what it meant to be born again to an extent because I grew up in a devout Christian family (My Parents worship in Assemblies of God church and are spirit-filled), but I simply wouldn’t give my life to Christ because I believed It would restrict me from enjoying my life the way I wanted it at that point.
So I would rather have my salvation postponed or shifted into the farthest future in order to have enough time to grab all there was before I would leave the world of unbelievers (my mindset then). But one thing was certain- My parents were concerned and wouldn’t give up on me in prayer.
In January 2005, towards the end of my youth service in Benin City, I broke up with my circle of friends due to a serious disagreement and conflict amongst us following a travel decision we took and planned to embark upon. This was a painful experience but it was God working as I was so attached to these group of worldly friends that I always made sure I lived to their expectations and they did too.
So the breaking up wouldn’t have been ordinary as I valued them more than anything else in the world at that time. When I was separated from them, then I began to feel the loneliness of life and shortly after that, I came in contact with our messenger angel, ROR in my aunt’s house.
Then I heard about Pastor Chris' meeting in Benin. That meeting changed the direction of my life forever.
I gave my life to Christ. Then in October 2005, I joined Christ Embassy Docklands, where I received the Holy Ghost a couple of months later.