By Ajong Mbapndah L
2021 should be a year of walking in the presence of God and seeking his face continually says Prophet Lovy L. Elias, Pastor & founder of the Revelation Church of Jesus Christ in Los Angeles, California. The declaration made during his crossover service, came from a message received from God, he says.
“God desires us to be in a higher place with Him, so that we can achieve and receive what He has given us to do,” says Prophet Lovy in an interview with PAV. According to the Kenyan born and raised Prophet, the manifestation of God is dependent on the realms we walk. If you walk the realm of the lukewarm, the manifestation of God that you receive will be lukewarm, says Prophet Lovy who also fielded questions on the Revelation Church, COVID 19, and more.
Thanks for accepting to grant this interview Prophet Lovy, to readers out there who do not know you, could we start with an introduction in your own words, who is Prophet Lovy?
I’m a simple man who loves God and desires to live for Him, in every way.
How did you receive the calling, we understand at some point you were into music, can you walk us into the transition and transformation into the Prophet Lovy the world knows today?
God began to speak to me from the age of 6, and anyone who knows something about the prophetic will understand that music is a huge part of it. The journey through music was a conduit of the work God gave me to do today. I already knew I would do music, then begin to minister inside the church and then to the world. Ministry is what God tells you to do; so, being an artist was a part of my early ministry.
With regards to the Revelation Church of Jesus Christ that you lead, what is driving philosophy of the church and what is its membership like?
The philosophy of the church is very simple: it is to LOVE God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul and all your strength and love your neighbor as yourself. By doing so we are able to win the world back to God and forever change lives. Our church body is incredible. We are a family, we are continuously growing, and the most amazing part is our love for the Lord Jesus, the lost and those who suffer.
How did COVID 19 affect the operations of the church and what adjustments did you do to stay connected with your Christians and to keep things running?
On the contrary, we did greater exploits during this COVID-19 Pandemic than we ever had before. We understand nothing can stop the move of God. Throughout Christian history it is evident that the move of God was impossible to stop. When opposition arose, God would show up and His mighty hand would be displayed through the exploits of His children. Our ministry grew even greater during the break, our online ministry grew even stronger and we were able to buy our first church building, by reason of the Hand of God upon us. What people think is a disadvantage is actually the opposite. What is disadvantageous to others is an advantage for those that believe God.
In your cross over service you declared 2021 a year of walking with the Presence of God and seeking His face continually, can you shed more light on this?
God spoke to me. He said He desires us to walk not only in a deeper relationship with Him, but also in deeper realms of Him. God is manifested in the realms you walk in. The manifestation of God is dependent on the realms you walk in. If you walk in the realm of “lukewarm” the manifestation of God you have will be lukewarm. As it is written “Draw closer to me and I will draw closer to you” It is imperative to be rooted in God and consistently go deeper. God desires us to be in a higher place with Him, so that we can achieve and receive what He has given us to do.
There are many today who claim all sorts of titles and with bizarre things done in the name of God, with prophecies that are phony, what advise does Prophet Lovy have to enable ordinary people out there distinguish between men and women of God who are real and those that are charlatans?
The reason people are deceived is because they don’t have a relationship with the Holy Spirit. The seal of a man or woman of God is the Presence of God with them. It is not in the words they speak. Many people are caught up in the words others say, but it is about the manifestation of Jesus with them. The bible says in the last days, there will be so much deception that if it were possible (key phrase is IF IT WERE POSSIBLE) the very elect would be deceived. According to the bible, it is impossible to deceive the elect. My advice is to not look to what people say, but for you to continually look to your relationship with God.
You recently announced the official opening of the new worship center and headquarters of the Revelation Church on the 7th of February 2021, can Prophet Lovy share some insights on the new structure and how the launching will look like?
We welcome everyone to visit and experience for yourselves. All I can say is that this is going to be powerful and it will glorify God.
With your church located in California, what ties does Prophet Lovy maintain or have with Kenya, the D. R. Congo, and the rest of Africa?
I was born and raised in Kenya; I will always love Africa and by God’s grace I will be there with you all in the times to come.
Prophet Lovy Elias is also a life coach to celebrities and athletes and a businessman, how do you blend these other activities with your pastoral duties?
They are my pastoral duties. Prophets were advisors to kings and regular citizens. Where God calls you and who God calls you to will always be connected to your calling and mission in the earth. The prophet’s duty is to lead you to God for eternal success, and to who all who are called to hear me God will meet them as he has met me.
Any last word to wrap up this interview?
I am grateful to have taken part in this interview, with you. For all those who are reading, the Lord Jesus bless and keep you. Shalom.