This admonition was given during the Word Explosion service which was held simultaneously in London, the operational headquarters of the Pentecostal ministry and Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
The Ibadan service which ways led by Reverend Dapo Adegboyega had various family heads in attendance.
In his opening remarks, Reverend Dapo encouraged youths to do their best for God who is always on the lookout for young people as “the time we have been waiting for is here.”
He enthused that God is not a retirement plan and that one should not think himself or herself too young to work for God.
“You don’t have to conform with existing structures to be used of God. You don’t need a Bible school or theology. All you need is a passion for souls and a spirit that won’t allow itself to be defeated”.
Reverend Dapo further charged youths not to let society constrain them due to various tags as according to him, human assumptions and opinions have been passed on as scriptural recommendations.
“You should know that the people God called right from Genesis are the supposed unworthy persons. Abraham was not the kind of person that would be God’s friend but they forged a relationship that we now use as a reference point. Jacob was a supplanter but he was chosen of God. Let no one depise you or make you feel unqualified”.
“God revealed to us at The Nation Family that we are not meant for religion. We are meant to be soul winners and take nations, making disciples of all nations. God laid in my heart that this move that started in the United Kingdom will eventually engulf the whole of Africa. So you must secure your positions in this global movement.”
He challenged them to key into this move of God so as to not just stay on the normal, which is smaller than what God has in store for them.
He declared unequivocally that the new mandate of The Nation Family is to take over Africa, one city at a time.
Coming up after Reverend Dapo, the Global Lead Pastor of the ministry, Pastor Tobi Adegboyega advised the womenfolk to take the bull by the horns and take their rightful place in the kingdom assignment.
Pastor Tobi reminded them that women were the first set of people that met with Jesus after His resurrection which means their importance cannot be overemphasized.
“When we talk about women revival, it is not to excite you but to let you know women are very vital parts of the process. You have to rise above the feeling of inadequacy or inferiority because God does not need your adequacy or superiority to use you. He does not need your gender or age, He only needs you to fall in line and join the harvest of souls into the kingdom.”
PT encouraged folks going through tough times to not lose confidence in themselves because whatever they are going through is to bring them closer to God. He thereafter prayed for peace into the lives of facing unrest in any aspect of their lives.
The Word Explosion is a periodic conference held by The Nation Family to ground their members in the word of God and has been followed by many testimonies and changed lives.