Packed to the rafters was what the Thisday Dome was on this evening of ethereal worship. The saints didn’t know what they were in for, all they knew was it was going to be gloriously awesome. They waited in anticipation till it was Lights, Camera, Action!
Zeph 3 v 17 was the opening scripture for this “Night of Worship and Wonders.” The saints lifted up their voices to the Lord, speaking in the language of the Spirit. They made God bigger than all their issues. It was declared over them, by Bro Kayode, that their joy was overflowing! The earth reverberated with the joyful noise of the saints.
The Avalanche came up then. They set the atmosphere with a medley telling of the might of the Lord. The Lord’s presence pervaded the place. Hands shut up and swayed like trees under a gentle breeze as the saints called God the “Mighty Warrior.” They offered to God the fruit of their lips. The atmosphere was nothing short of supernatural. Gloriously splendid. They were joined by the saints as they poured out gratefulness to the Lord straight out of their hearts.
Rev Biodun mounted the stage and urged the people to thank God. With lifted hands, they gave God praise in one accord. The celebration was colossal. He called on the people not to be carried away on this night, but to be focused. “There is such a thing as ministering to God. Learn it.” he said. He presented to the people a veteran of faith in worship: Frank Edwards.
An earth-shaking celebration ensued. Frank Edwards sat comfortably behind his piano, set to minister to the Lord and to His people. His opening track was titled Lord I Give You All the Glory. In a highlight, Frank Edwards and the music director of the Avalanche, Dunsin Oyekan, sang the favorite Oghene Do. The hall jumped to their feet in worship, singing along to the beautifully weaved voices of the duo.
Then came the surprise of the night. Sinach was in the building! The church went agog with excitement even as Frank Edwards performed her popular track More of You. This was more than a night of worship; this was a night of ministering to the Lord in songs.
When Frank Edwards started singing Mma Mma, the whole church was on its feet, swaying under the influence of God’s presence which had rushed in like a tidal wave. He closed with the house as his choir, and the excitement shut over the roof!
Rev. Biodun came up again. After acknowledging the presence of God’s generals in the house, he presented to the crowd the enchanting Sinach. The handclaps won’t stop. The shouts swelled to no end.
Sinach stood upon the altar, a royal minister. She opened with the track This is My Season. God’s people were again on their feet in reverence. It was like an anthem as every soul sang along, declaring words of life in song. When she started singing I’m Blessed, the entire church declared so. Then the tempo of the night went up a notch as she rendered her song No One Like You. The entire atmosphere took a twist when Sinach sang Awesome God. The floor was strewn with saints lying in worship. Tears snaked down the cheeks of hundreds, possibly even thousands, that moment.
At this juncture the Tithes and Offerings were brought into the house.
This was the climax of the night. Frank Edwards made a second appearance on the stage. He threw the entire house upside down. They saints lost it totally in the courts of their King. All decorum was tossed. Flung out the window as the saints partied before the Lord. In a magical moment, Frank Edwards took time out to sing a song for the Senior Pastor’s son. You could sense his glee as he looked up at this icon of gospel music sing him a special song.
Finally, Frank Edwards tag teamed with “the best choir in the world”, the Avalanche. The crowd got wild the hit Mma Mma! As the worship night drew to a close, Frank Edwards sang I See Him. It was an angelic duet he sang with Sinach. Frank Edwards closed with the track Omema.
COZA’s guests were welcomed warmly. They danced forward with smiles plastered on their face.
Rev. Biodun blessed the people of the Lord. And they walked out, empowered like never before. This night of worship had changed their lives for good.