Last week, the Mount Zion Drama Ministry released another amazing movie which trended as the number 1 Christian movie on YouTube.
The movie is called THE TRAIN: The Journey of Faith.
The train is a biographical epic movie about the life of Nigeria’s Popular pastor and founder of Mount Zion Faith Drama Ministry, Mike Bamiloye.
It played out the seasons of his life from his childhood, through his adulthood, marriage, assignment and all.
The movie was written and produced by Damilola Mike-Bamiloye and stars Seun Adejumobi, Omolara Ayoola, Tolulope Mike-Bamiloye, was directed by Yemi Adepoju and Isaac Femi Akintunde.
My experience watching The Train was amazing. I was thrilled, entertained, blessed, encouraged, and more.
The Train is a story of reckless faith. A faith that looks really foolish.
It started from the life of young Abayomi who lost his mom at the age of 4 and had to be left under the care of different people including his older and only sister.
Young Abayomi went through different seasons in his life before and after God found him and eventually began to walk in his purpose and God’s will for him.
After his tertiary education, he met a beautiful woman who eventually agreed to be his wife and destiny partner in the person of Gloria.
Gloria’s role was a very touching and crucial one. She supported his ministry and accepted to walk with him even though his future looked really bleak. She took on his mandate and ran alongside him with it. She is a very beautiful representation of a help meet who was ready to bear the weight of her husband’s assignment.
Mike Abayomi Bamiloye went through different challenges. From the reservations the church had against his ministry at the early stages, seeing that it wasn’t the conventional or known kind, to the financial hardship he began to encounter at first because he quitted his job and worked for God full time.
The train is a highly recommended movie for every Christian to build their faith and trust in God and be encouraged in His plan and vision for them.
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Although a movie with powerful lessons, it also had a lot of scenes that brought comic relief. Below are a few of the scenarios that made me laugh.
– The countless shenanigans of young Abayomi before he knew Christ. I found them really funny and relate-able particularly because the scenes were acted in my local dialect, ijesha. They reminded me so much about my hometown and grandparents.
– The conversation Abayomi had with the two brothers who came to check on him when he was backsliding and the rhema and revelation he gave them about “the mirror”.
– The afro that Abayomi kept made me reel in laughter.
– His first day at Oyo state college of Education when the lecturer asked Abayomi to mention the 8 parts of speech when the lecturer himself had only taught them 6.
– When one of the elders began to sing the Taxi driver song and the other elders were shook and looking at him like “How did you know the song fam? ”
– During the magazine dedication. The money scenario between Abayomi and his older sister.
– Mama (Gloria’s mum) that always knew the right time to drink water.
– Their encounter with the pastor who gave them his stage for drama and called them jobless. It was embarrassing but really funny.
_ The fact that Gloria kept calling her husband “Bro Mike”.
Below are a few lessons I culled out of the Movie, The Train
– Background and limitations regardless, God has a plan and purpose for everyone.
– Every child is important to God including the “stubborn” and “terrible” ones. Parents must receive the grace to discern the graces upon their children early and bring them up in the way of God. When young Abayomi was introduced to the church and the Word of God in the house of his second guardian, his life began to receive bearing.
– Our Christian faith is a journey and not a destination. You may fall many times but don’t remain fallen. God is always waiting for you to rise. Abayomi’s introduction to God didn’t automatically make him spotless. He still went back to the ways of the world on some days but he didn’t remain there.
– It is very important not to underestimate the assignment that God has given you.
– We must learn to encourage one another in our various assignments.
– Not all that glitters is gold. Sometimes the seemingly good option on the surface is not what God wants for you. Do you want what God wants for you?
– NEVER despise your days of little beginnings.
– Never underestimate the power of having godly mentors and older people around you. Their counsel is very important.
– The only validation you need for your assignment is that from God. Many times if you’re used by God to introduce a new dimension of Creativity or ministry to the body of Christ, religion is likely to fight you. Write the vision, make it plain and run with it. Many people will oppose at first but God will send people to support you.
– If the VISION is from God, then there’s definitely a PRO-VISION. Trust Him.
– It is very important to be subject to the leadings of the Holy Spirit.
– You will only live with fulfilled life when you walk in God’s plan for you.
– Who you marry is key. Your spouse must be your burden bearer, prayer intercessor and encourager. And you must be same to them.
Have you seen The Train? What lesson did you learn from it?