SPIRITUAL PROTECTION IN CCC(ABE ABO)
is an absolute confinement of a member inside the church premises for spiritual protection either to avert a looming disaster as foreseen by a prophet or to achieve a prescribed level of spiritual fortification against any evil influences disturbing the individuals progress or his life.
But before any member can be recommended for this kind of spiritual protection, the reason for its necessity would have been revealed to a prophet in trance mostly inside the church itself. The confinement period can last a length of time between 1,3,7,21 and more as dictated by the holy spirit.
During this confinement, series of prayers and purification would be administered on the person being protected, and these are usually done either late in the evening.
The biblical origin of spiritual protection can be seen during the time of the children of Israel, Moses gave instructions concerning the division of lands that cities of refuge and protection should be provided for those in danger and risk seen in Joshua 20, and Deuteronomy 19.
Also, in the new testament to emphasize the need for protection from forces and evil ones, in Matthew 2:12-15, Joseph was instructed to take young Jesus to Egypt for protection from king herod. Egypt stood as a land of protection. Similarly, the land of Goshen was a special land of protection for the children of Israel.
After the specified prayers and purification, the member returns to his home and continue his private life satisfied that he is spiritually fortified against evil forces of darkness. Most celestians earnestly testify to the effectiveness of this practice.
Note : those who are employed do not have to leave their work to come under protection.
What happens is that the church becomes his temporary home where he goes to and returns from work.
Spiritual protection of members within the church remains one of the effective ways by which the church helps it’s members to solve personal and spiritual problems. And for those within, it offers a special attraction for attending the church.
Those found to practice vices and all forms of abuse, or violate the sacredness of the order are expelled from the church, and the protection room is sanctified and purified before they are used again.
It is expected that whoever is under protection is expected to be in the church for prayer and not in the protection room except for changing and dressing purposes. It is also not allowed loitering in the clergies apartment. Such has seen to birth adultery and vices.
It is also a requirement for the member under protection to have a garment as well.
There are also documentation and due procedures for protection and also form to be filled.
It is important that the protection be done as directed by the holy spirit, as there will be cases in which the member is instructed not to go out all out( abo majade). Obedience is the key in the case to avert disaster as seen in many cases.