Reporter : CHRISTIAN NWANGENE
Leaders of some Christian denominations have converge on Enugu to seek for God’s intervention in the various challenges confronting the country.
The Convener of the prayer convention, Pastor Ifeanyi Okorocha of “Sendforth the Light Missions,” Abuja, said the prayer conference could not have come at a better time than now when the country was facing turbulent situations with different sounds.
Pastor Okorocha said God was still calling on people for repentance, noting that the word of God is still available for those who would want to listen.
“God is always talking but many people have blocked their ears so that they are not hearing. So we need to be well guided and we can only be well guided by the spirit of the Lord for a time like this.
“It is only those that give God listening ears that will hear from Him and then they will be blessed by His voice. You may be reading the bible but you’re not hearing, your mind is not there.
“There are so many sounds everywhere but any sound that is not from God is just noise, so let not noise overtake us but let the sounds from Heaven that will direct us to where we ought to go, direct us to know when we should go out and when we should stand in.
“The country is in a crisis situation, but we cannot do anything on our own except when we hear specifically what God is saying because for every situation, God Has a word.
“Therefore there is word of God for this situation, so if we hear Him, if we calm down, avoid all the noise and go to our closet and listen, we will hear what he is telling us and we will know how to manage this crisis because there’s no crisis that God cannot manage, He is above and we are below,” the preacher stated.
Pastor Okorocha added that all Nigerians, including the leaders and the led must seek the face of God for restoration in the political and economic spheres of the nation’s life.
Speaking on the theme of the retreat, “the Sounds of the Time,” an Anglican Priest, the Reverend Canon Mike Okoh of the Diocese on the Niger, Anambra State, urged Christians to be mindful of false doctrine, emphasing that false prophets were everywhere.
According to the Reverend Canon Okoh, the times are evil, maintaining that holiness and righteous life are key to overcome the dangerous time.
“The Lord has called us this end time to maintain truth and to declare the gospel without reserve and that’s what we’re doing.
“So the Lord has encouraged us to be bold and courageous to say the truth without fearing faces, because we’re living in the last days where all kinds of sounds are coming up on the stage.
“We must maintain the sound of Jesus and glorify God,” the Rev. Canon maintained.
A Bishop at Rock Family Church, Enugu, Bishop Obi Onubogu, harped on the need for adherents of Christian faith to live a life of the gospel and have personal encounter with God to feel the power of His resurrection.
Bishop Onubogu, said humanity was living in a critical stage full of temptations, noting that only the faithful would survive the times.
He called for genuine repentantance as lies, blasphemy and hypocrisy had enveloped the body of Christ.
“The spirit of God is saying to us believers this time, do not to be intimidated by what they see, I’m still your God!
“What He is saying this, know that your life should be a life of resurrection every day for you to enjoy the power of God. We are in the hour of temptation,” Bishop Onubuogu cautioned.
The prayer meeting, tagged: “Breakfast with the King,” offered opportunity for prayers for love in the Church, spirit of brotherhood, fatherhood among the body of God, peace in the country and those in various leadership positions in the country.
The prayer conference attracted clergy from other denominations within and outside Enugu.