The annual Tabieorar festival of the Church of the Lord Worldwide is here again.
The theme for the 2021 Tabieorar is “Divine Protection”.
The festival preludes with lots of spiritual activities from the 10th of August, with the Grand finale by 4pm on the 22nd of August, 2021 at the Mount Tabieorar ground along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway.
His Holiness, Dr Rufus Okikiola Olubiyi Ositelu, the Aladura Patriarch and present Primate of the Church of the Lord Worldwide, who was publicly proclaimed as the fourth Primate of the Church on 22nd August 1998 would be leading other anointed ministers of God to the Mount Tabieorar for the 85th edition of the festival with the theme -“Divine Protection”
The History of the Tabieorar Festival dates back to 1937, when first edition was held in Ogere on the 22nd of August that year.
At the first Tabieorar, Late Prophet S.Ola Diya became the first warden to be anointed as Prophet.
However, before that occasion, the First Primate and Founder of the Church, Dr Josiah Olunowo Ositelu, heard a voice in a revelation directing him to proceed to a place which will later be called “Mount Tabieorar”.
The name “Tabieorar” which is pronounced as “Tabora” was revealed to the First Primate in the revelation.
He was directed to inform the congregants that “Mount Tabieorar” stands for mountain of power, victory, and blessings, as the Holy Spirit would descend upon all and sundry.
The Lord further revealed to the Dr J.O. Ositelu that he should proceed on thirteen days of prayer and fasting and that on the thirteenth day of the fasting, the public should be received and all revelations and messages from Him should be delivered to them.
The Tabieorar Festival is hence, celebrated every year from the 10th to 22nd of August, with prayer and fasting by all devotees who believe in the efficacies of the powers from the mount.
The festival is attended yearly by people from all over the world, and it has become universally essential for all members of the Church.
The Mount Tabieorar is a holy mount of God where children of God from all denominations come up yearly to receive blessings from the Lord.
It can be compared to Shiloh in Israel where people went annually for prayers and make sacrifices unto the Lord God Almighty (1Samuel 1:19-20).
It can also be compared with the Mount Carmel where God revealed Himself as the Supreme God over other gods(1 Kings 18: 20-40).
And also likened to the mountain of Bashan, which God desires for His abode, and where He will reside forever (Psalm 68: 15-18).
It is on record that there have been testimonies galore of what God has done in the lives of those who diligently seek Him at the Mount Tabieorar.
The Church of the Lord, Worldwide, has had three earlier Primates all of blessed memories:
The Founder and First Primate: Late Prophet and Supt. General Dr Josiah Olunowo Ositelu
The Second Primate: Late Most Rev Apostle Emmanuel Owoade Adeleke Adejobi
The Third Primate: Late Most Rev Gabriel Olusegun Ositelu.