Get ready to witness history in the making as a Nigerian cleric, Reverend Emmanuel Sunday Olorunmagba , the president of Total Liberation Mission, sets out on a remarkable mission to shatter the Guinness World Record for the longest sermon ever delivered. This extraordinary feat promises to go beyond conventional expectations as the cleric prepares to embark on a grueling 60-hour marathon sermon.
The current holder of this title is a US pastor, Pastor Zack Zehnder from The Cross church in Mount Dora. He was able to preach for 53 hours and 18 minutes, smashing the previous record which was 48 hours and 31 minutes.
Reverend Emmanuel Sunday Olorunmagba speaking at a world press conference during the weekend, explained that he has decided to seize the advantage that would make him preach the gospel of hope, salvation, healing, deliverance, reproof, and rebuke among others to as many people as he could. He would not mind if the platform to achieve this feat is on the Guinness World Record (GWR) platform.
In his words, he called on people of like mind to support him, he said “This is my number one goal for seizing the opportunity of this Guinness World Record attempt. Hence, if those of you whose aim is also to ensure the word of God is brought to people at all costs, I invite you to partner with this move and disappoint your religious dogmatism (for those still holding to it).”
Nevertheless, he talked about his critics. He said “I envisage more attacks from religious folks who believe that preaching the word of God or reaching out with the Gospel must be in strict adherence to their hold-tight religious fundamentalism.”
He further talked about Jesus Christ’s ordeal in the hands of his enemies, the Jews, saying, “Even my Lord Jesus did not find it easy with the religious folks of His days as He was so criticized, attacked, persecuted and even brutally murdered for His system of reaching out to people, which was not in total agreement with the religious dogmatic and fundamentalists of that era”.
He added that Jesus faced trials while doing the righteous work.
He is resolute at the task despite those who are seeing his motive as fake. According to him, he said, “he (Lord Jesus) was called a glutton, a drunk and friend of tax collectors. He was seen as always going against even the religious beliefs of the Jews. Yet they claimed to be seeds of Abraham. But Jesus reminded them that if truly they are seeds of Abraham they would do the work of Abraham and not seek to kill Him”.
He said many religious folks including Pastors and other men of God who were supposed to have a better understanding, have lent themselves to the devil as an instrument of attack in an attempt to kill his vision of reaching out to a wider audience by taking advantage of the Guinness World Record (GWR).
Quoting Matthew 16:23, he used this scripture to brush his critics aside as they are not seeing the bigger picture. The event in the Bible passage showed Peter telling Jesus he would not allow anything to happen to him (Jesus), Jesus replied to Peter by saying “…Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offense unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.”
He continued saying “In line with the Bible as quoted above, even if some Christians still continue to assume that my proposing to use the Guinness World Record (GWR) attempt as an opportunity to reach out with the word of God is from false motive, as far as it is the word of our God that I will reach out with, the reaction of a true child of God should be to rejoice and “continue to rejoice.”
He added that whether his motive is right or wrong, the important thing is that the gospel is being preached which is the work every follower of Christ must embark on.
He appreciated those who were present at his Press Conference. And to those supporting him, and will still lend a friendly hand later he said God would bless them in the mighty name of Jesus.
Let’s prepare to be captivated as we delve into this journey of Rev. Emmanuel Sunday Olorunmagba, a Nigerian cleric who is on a mission to shatter boundaries and redefine human endurance. With unwavering faith and relentless determination. This ambitious endeavor aims to push the limits and spread the divine message like never. Be a part of history in the making as we witness this remarkable feat that is set to inspire awe and admiration among all who bear witness. Brace yourself for a sermon marathon like no other poised to make an indelible mark on the sand of history.