Faith triumphs over fear and doubt, says Rev Raphael, inspires believers at Charis Nigeria Convention

Rev. Akinlolu Raphael ministering live at the grand finale of Charis Nigeria Convention 2024

In a profound and uplifting ministration at the grand finale of Charis Nigeria Convention 2024, Rev. Akinlolu Raphael, a revered faith preacher from Grace Covenant Church in Ibadan, captivated the audience with his message of faith, courage, and empowerment.

The event, held at Charis Family International Church, along Cultural Centre Road, Mokola, in Ibadan on Sunday, May 12, 2024, centred around the theme “I Can… Overcoming Doubts and Doing Exploits,” and it resonated deeply with attendees who listened to the preacher offering spiritual guidance and inspiration.

Rev. Raphael’s teachings drew from the biblical passage of 1 John 5:4, where he emphasised the transformative power of redemption in equipping believers to overcome challenges and achieve remarkable feats.

He reminded the congregation that their blessings originate from a divine source, stating, “Your blessing is not from abroad, it is from above.”

This message of divine empowerment and purpose resonated strongly with those in attendance, igniting a renewed sense of faith and determination.

Addressing the insidious influence of doubt and fear, Rev. Akinlolu quoted 1 Peter 4:10, underscoring the importance of stewardship and active engagement with one’s God-given gifts.

He urged attendees to embrace their roles as stewards of God’s grace, emphasising the transformative impact they could have on others by utilising their talents for the greater good.

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This call to action inspired a spirit of generosity and purposeful living among the audience, encouraging them to step into their full potential.

Delving deeper into the topic of doubt, Rev Akinlolu referenced the biblical account of Peter walking on water in Matthew 14:25-31.

He highlighted the significance of maintaining faith in the face of adversity, stating, “Doubt doesn’t come until fear triggers it.”

By drawing parallels between Peter’s experience and the challenges faced by believers today, Rev Raphael encouraged attendees to resist fear and walk in faith, even amidst life’s storms.

Throughout his ministration, Rev Raphael provided practical strategies for overcoming doubt, such as rejecting it as normal, resisting fear, and walking by faith.

Quoting Mark 11:23, he emphasised, “You are not expected to doubt. No condition permits you to doubt.”

By empowering attendees to confront their fears and embrace their God-given potential, Rev Raphael instilled a sense of confidence and empowerment among the congregation, urging them to step boldly into their calling.

In a poignant conclusion, Rev Akinlolu reminded the audience of their unique gifts and the profound impact they could have on the world around them.

Citing Romans 8:19, he declared, “The world is waiting for you.”

By inspiring attendees to step out in faith, utilise their talents, and become agents of positive change, Rev Raphael left a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of those present at the Charis Nigeria Convention 2024.

His message of faith, courage, and empowerment resonated deeply, igniting a spark of hope and purpose in the hearts of all who attended.