Apostle Johnson Suleman’s story began few days after he was born. Some men travelled from Warri to Benin (the place of his birth), and requested to see him. They said they had a message from God. His parents desired to know what the message was. The men said God told them that a man had been born who would be a prophet unto God and minister in His presence. His parents refused to listen further because they were not Christians.
As the young Johnson began to grow, his parents noticed that he had a soft spot for the things of God. He started moving out with the brethren for evangelism and prayers. On June 20, 1994, he saw a revelation: the world was set before him with Acts 10:38 written on it. He had read through the Bible three times but never noticed the content of Acts 10:38. The scripture says: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil, for God was with Him” — Acts 10:38. His interpretation? God wanted him to preach the gospel in all parts of the world. There and then he thanked God and asked for directions.
On April 29, 1998, he joined the Armor of God Church, Lagos, as an Assistant Pastor. He had a series of revelations from God in which he was instructed on the spiritual powers God had given him and how he would go about the task before him. This culminated in a 24-hour encounter with the Lord in which He gave him a piece of cloth and said: “Take, wipe out tears from the face of people all over the world, through the revelation of the word, manifestation of my power and reality of the Holy Spirit. Go and produce people of fire and enviable destinies.”
The above encounters formed the background of Omega Fire Ministries International, which was established in 2004. The leader of the congregation is by name Apostle Johnson Suleman. The ministry believes in the fire operation of the Spirit of God that refines, purifies and equally destroys.
In my privileged encounter with Apostle Suleman, he has been characterised with word depth, accurate prophetic ministration, creative miracles and salvation of souls. His ministry enables me to realise that oppressions and demonic manipulations are real. I learnt much about the reality and authority of God’s power as well. It is all-powerful and all-pervading. Since having an encounter with the ministry, I have come to hold the true belief that all power belongs to God and that Satan has no scriptural right to manipulate the destinies of God’s creatures. In fact, the miraculous is a normal experience in OFM.
By prophetic standard, Apostle Johnson Suleman is an apotheosis of prophetic reverence and veneration, the man redefines the word simplicity: simple in speech or sermon, even simpler in his deeds and his dressing. And still far simple in how he addresses serious issues.
The “oracle of God” did not rest on his oars as he continues to give the church its global outreach. He distributes his message globally through Facebook and a 24-hour Christian television channel called Celebration TV,’ as well as a 24-hour Christian radio station ‘Voice of Fire Radio’. Apostle Suleman preaches the gospel alongside his wife Reverend Lizzy Johnson. Listeners receive salvation for their souls, accompanied with signs, miracles, prophetic ministration, and deliverance and healing. Today, his trademark ‘I don’t serve a dead God – He is the same yesterday, the same today, the same forever more! – is one of the popular ringtones for mobile phones.
Apostle Suleman had prophesied about personalities and events which came to pass. He came up with 54 prophecies for 2014, which was released on December 5, 2013. One of his prophesies is that President Jonathan should not run for another term in office as his destiny could not be stretched beyond one term. He added that if he insists and rigs himself to victory, his experience may not be very pleasant. I forwarded the full list of the prophesies to a friend of mine, who replied thus: “Dear Phrank,
This prophesy is as daring as previous ones. I’m scared.
But as your people would put it, ‘a dog that is destined to get lost in the forest would not hear it even if its owner whistles to it to return from its stray adventure.’ Let’s see if Jonathan would give listening ear to this ominous whistle”.
True to my friend’s reaction, more than 10 of the prophesies for 2014 have come to pass, just less that 30 days into 2014. From the arrest of a Rivers lawmaker whom he said would be charged for alleged murder by the police and even the removal of Bamanga Tukur as PDP national chairman. He also predicted crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) among many prophetic words on national and international issues.
From February 5 to 9, 2014, the ministry will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in Auchi, Edo State at the church’s International Worship Centre on Abuja – Okene expressway. To the glory of God, with barely 10 years of operation, the church already has branches in 43 countries and spreads in Europe, America and various parts of Africa. I have and still enjoy unusual flow of unlimited grace of God in my live!
Phrank Eleojo Shaibu, wrote from Abuja, Nigeria
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