If you are one of my friends on Social Media, then you may have noticed that in the last 2 weeks most of my shares and broadcasts have been around notable quotes from Dr. Myles, who sadly is no longer with us.
Oh death! Where is thy sting? Indeed my heart was literally shattered when I heard about the passing away of this man of God who literally traversed the globe with the gospel of Jesus Christ, in a most unusual way. The Almighty God in his infinite wisdom knows best why he had to take him away – all we can do at this point is to pray for his family and congregation he left as well as pray that when our time comes too, we will be prepared.
I have planned this post about a day after his demise but I have struggled with finding time to fully develop it and choosing the most suitable topic for the post because it is simply mind-blowing talking about him and all his giant strides. Dr. Myles is one guy that thousands and possibly millions have written about across the Internet, so I would not exactly rehash all that they have said. Not very few men can carry out all that he accomplished during his 60 year sojourn on planet earth.
My first and last physical encounter with this great man was earlier in year when he visited Nigeria on the invitation of Institute of National Transformation (INT) as one of the speakers at their annual convention – I must say that INT is another organisation poised to make a difference in Nigeria. At that meeting, Dr. Myles Munroe spoke repeatedly about how the change we so desire in Nigeria is in our hands and how we should stand up and say no to corruption. His words were blunt and direct, yet so true, even a pin would sound like a bomb had someone dropped one because of the super silence in the auditorium that fateful day. Infact, it was a morning session and Myles was so loaded that a special appeal was made for him to return again later that evening for another session.
It was my first time seeing him physical so I watched in amazement at his level of wisdom and depth – I was glad that I attended that event because it was a life changing session. After the session, he made his way to the exit holding his dear wife, firmly with his left hand, as soon as he saw me approaching the exit from the left side of the auditorium, he stretched forth his hands and gave me firm handshake with a super body language that proved it was not just an ordinary handshake – I am not sure exactly what he said now, I think he said God bless you or something. But as soon he shook me, I received the anointing with all my hearts because I understood that this guy simply had the grace and favour of God upon his life.
After that encounter, I stood outside for a while until they both entered the car that brought him to the meeting place. Little did I know that will be the first and last time I’d get to see Dr. Myles Munroe in person or even shake his hand. I thank God he lived a life of purpose and I believe his death is heaven’s gain.
I’d live you with this illuminating video of Dr. Myles Munroe and our own Victor Oladokun as they discuss purpose, so the question is; have you found God’s purpose for your life?
As a Christian, I am consoled by this scripture and having lost a dear little sister, I know how painful the death of a loved one can be……..
1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 (NKJV)
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.[a]
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.