Wednesday 19th June 2019 Morning Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Number 22
Topic:- Biography Of Pastor Isaiah Ghele Sakpo 
Text:- Proverbs 22:29
In 1933, Sakpo was formally ordained a Pastor and the First Prophet of the Faith Tabernacle Church in Nigeria in a service Presided over by the First Resident Missionaries, Pastors George Perfect and Idris J. Vaughan, as well as other African Apostles.
From then on, Sakpo functioned as an Ordained Prophet in the Church and in various Church Council meetings across Nigeria, in other West African Countries, and Overseas.
When Pastor S.G. Adegboyega was installed as the First LAWNA Territorial Chairman in 1972, Sakpo was called to be the Lagos Area Superintendent, thus becoming the Second African Superintendent of Lagos Area, a position he combined with his Prophetic Office.
In 1975, he was Ordained an Apostle, and in 1978, he became Acting Chairman of The Apostolic Church, LAWNA Territory.
When Pastor S. G. Adegboyega passed away in 1979, Sakpo was Inducted as the Second Chairman of The Apostolic Church, LAWNA Territory during the LAWNA Territorial Convention of August 1980.
In 1981, he was made the First Vice President of The Apostolic Church Nigeria. He held these two positions until he passed away in 1993.
His Prophetic Ministry:
Sakpo’s greatest area of Ministry in the Church was the Prophetic Ministry. His most notable Prophecy helped the FTC Leadership in Nigeria come to a decision at a crucial time on whether or not to allow Missionaries of the British Apostolic Church to come to Nigeria.
In 1918 a prayer group by the name of Precious Stone–or Diamond–Society formed in Ijebu-Ode, in the present Ogun State of Nigeria, later becoming affiliated with the Faith Tabernacle Church of America and adopting its name.
The group severed its relationship with Faith Tabernacle Church of America after a conflict, when the Americans turned down their request for Missionaries.
A move was initiated in 1931 to affiliate with the British Apostolic Church (BAC). However, doubts set in, and the Nigerian side was confused as to whether to continue with the move or not. In the midst of the uncertainty, they withdrew their invitation to the British group and called a Pastors’ Conference at Ijebu-Ode, in order to find a solution to the problem.
As a final decision was being reached, Sakpo, who was not at the meeting, felt led to come from the Mission House where he was staying to the Church where the conference was being held. After being invited in, he gave a prophecy. He said that the decision to invite the BAC Missionaries was the will of God and therefore should be upheld.
Another Prophecy, Sakpo gave concerned his death. In 1982 Sakpo fell ill and was cared for by the Church. After his recovery, he thanked the LAWNA Territorial Administrative Secretary, Pastor S.S. Jemigbon for the care he received, and told him there was no cause at all for alarm with regards to his death, because the Lord told him that he would give him ten more years to live. In fulfillment of this Prophecy, he lived for ten years. As a Prophet, he was considered the embodiment of the “Voice of God” and his whole life was built around this gift.
From 1940 until his death, the Church’s Annual statement of vision was received through his Prophetic Ministry. On the first day of every year, the Church would wait upon God in expectation of what He had to say to them through Sakpo’s Prophecies.
Oh Lord God, help me to fulfill my God’s destiny, vision and dream henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ!
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