Government has let us down, says cleric, call for prayer
Cleric of the Holy Eternal Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Church, Ijeh, Lagos, His Eminence JO Oladapo, on Saturday called for prayers on the state of the nation, particularly on governance and security challenges facing the country.
The cleric, while addressing a press conference ahead of the church’s 2022 mid-year conference, hosted by its Lagos Central Territorial Conference, noted that one of the main reasons for the press conference was to make some remarks on the state of the nation.
He said the state of security in Nigeria had never been so worrying, maintained that government weapons had failed to deliver Nigerians, adding that the police and military themselves were now prey armed bandits.
His Eminence Oladapo who was represented by Apostle C. A Bayode said, “Our country Nigeria is going through a difficult time in almost every facet of human endeavours, but the rate of insecurity has never been as disturbing as we are currently experiencing. (2 Tim.3:1).
“Boko Haram and banditry have almost taken over the country, committing heinous crimes against God and humanity. People struggled to move, while farmers abandoned their farms. No one can sleep with both eyes closed. Kidnappings, murders and the wanton destruction of life and property are common news that does little to lift our spirits.
“The arms of the government have failed to deliver us, for the soldiers and the policemen have become easy prey for the armed bandits (Psa.20:7).”
He said the only solution, however, was to intensify the prayers.
“The only thing left for us to survive this period is prayer (Eph. 6:18). We must continue to seek the face of God, fast and pray for this country (1 Tim.2:1-2). Everything that is happening now has already happened in the Bible and when people realize their mistakes (sins) and ask for forgiveness, the good God has intervened, fought their battle and healed their country (2 Chro. 7:14 ) “, did he declare. .
Speaking on the involvement of Christians in politics, the cleric noted that the church had stood on the sidelines for a very long time and could no longer do so.
When asked if the church is now promoting politics, Apostle Bayode responded by saying that it was okay to nurture potential church politicians as they would not deviate from the good teachings when they finally came to power.
He said those interested in politics should go ahead and deliver with the fear of God.
Asked also about his opinion on the attempts to prevent religious leaders from speaking out critically about the state of the nation, he maintained that everyone had the right to say what they wanted to say, adding that the contribution of individuals was important regardless of the country. had become today.
Regarding politics, he said, “There has been more and more clamor from various Christian bodies encouraging Christians to join politics. Yes, we don’t see anything wrong with that for those who can afford to play the game. The question of state and religion has been settled for a long time and maybe I don’t want to bother you with the story, but Christians who have joined politics must go there with virtues and remain pure and not lose sight of their motivation in life to make the Kingdom of God.
“In Nigeria, we have had Christians as presidents, ministers, governors and chairpersons of local councils, but can we say that the environment has made them act like real Christians. Your answer is as good as mine. What what we need is to be united as Christians and pray for this country.The main solution to the social, economic and political challenges facing Nigeria is prayer.
Oladapo concluded by urging Nigerian leaders to be honest and committed to improving the lives of the Nigerian masses, urging Nigerians to also seek the face of God and pray for guidance in electing new leaders.
Other men of God at the conference were Apostle Prophet FT Agunbiade, Apostle Isaac Adeyemi, Apostle Ogunfowora, Apostle Soyemi, Apostle Osinubi and Apostle Adebanjo, Evangelist Olayinka Napoleon.
The church also said its 2022 mid-year conference was to be held May 13-15, 2022.
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