Topic: The Lagos Helicopter Crash: Never Run Out of Fuel
Scripture: MATTHEW 25 : 1-12
On 28 August 2020, a helicopter crashed in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city and business nerve centre. The Bell 206-B III Helicopter, Serial Number 3216, Engine Model Allison 250-C20B with Registration Number 5N-BQW, was operated by Quorum Aviation Limited, an Aviation and Logistics air transport company.
On board the aircraft were 3 people- the pilot and 2 crew members. The pilot and a crew member died on the spot. The 3rd person was taken to hospital in critical condition but died afterwards.
According to the AIB, the crash investigators, the initial findings revealed that the chopper had no fuel left in its tanks after the crash even after the chopper was topped to full capacity on August 27, at the Port Harcourt Military Airport.
The report read thus as a summary: “The technical logbook entry revealed that there was an engine run for 10 minutes and a test flight of 20 minutes in preparation for a positioning flight of the next day.
The chopper was topped to full capacity on August 27 and after re- fueling, 10 minutes of engine run and 20 minutes of test flight were carried out on the same day at Port Harcourt.
The helicopter was started at 09:15 hours, and it took off at 09:20 hours. It later crashed at 12:14 hours. There was no fuel left in the fuel tanks after the crash. Ah! May their souls rest in peace, but catch this:There was no fuel left in the fuel tanks! This was exactly the case of the 5 virgins who did not make it when the bridegroom came calling in today’s scriptural reading.
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The 5 foolish virgins in today’s Bible reading could not make it to the marriage because they ran out of oil and their lamps went out. The oil here is very symbolic. It represents whatever you need to complete an assignment/ task successfully.
If you run out of the oil (fuel) that you need to make it to the end as a child of God, you will end up missing heaven. For instance, you need the oil (fuel) of endurance to make heaven (Matthew 24: 13).
The eschatology preacher, John Hagee, once said that Christianity is not a 100 METERS dash; it is an endurance race. For a successful marriage, the ‘fuel’ of love, submissiveness and reverence are a necessity (Ephesians 5:22 & 33).
For a successful business/ministry, you need the ‘fuel’ of discipline, self-denial, prayers, honesty and accountability. I see a NEW FIRE! I see fresh fire OIL! I SEE A NEW OIL FROM BETHEL CITY RAINING INTO YOUR life, family and ministry! REFIRE! REFILL DAILY! Heaven at last!
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Take Song 2: Draw me nearer…
In your own words, pray over today’s word as led now.
Father, give me the grace to endure to the end.
I reject an EMPTY TANK in my life, family and ministry!
By Your grace, I will not fall by the wayside.
I will never crash or END UP IN SHAME in Jesus name (Pray it very well).
Thanks for reading Today’s Our Daily Manna 12th June 2021 ODM Devotional by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe the founder of the various Manna Prayer Mountain (MPM) worldwide.