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If not for God, Nigeria would have collapsed under Tinubu — Adebisi

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Prophet Peter Abiola Adebisi is the President of Christ Miracle Church Mission (CMCM Worldwide), a fast-growing church with a network of

Prophet Peter Abiola Adebisi is the President of Christ Miracle Church Mission (CMCM Worldwide), a fast-growing church with a network of branches. He is also the President of the Champion of Fire Bible Institute that is preparing and equipping the saints for the expansion of the work of God. His flair for football made him sponsor a football club for the youth to exhibit their talents. He is the Chairman of Fire Football Club. He spoke with AYOYINKA JEGEDE on the 25 years of stable democracy in the country.

Twenty five years of stable democracy in Nigeria, what’s your view?
Any journey starting with God will end well. I can say now clearly to the Glory of God that no matter the race, no matter who you are, everybody is now coming to a point of realising that there is God because they can see His finger in all things that are happening which beats science records and cannot be defined.

Any journey that starts with God will surely end well. The problem is the inability of the people to come to the realisation of knowing God and that’s why they kill other people in the name of rituals, faking and deceiving people. Now that the hearts of people are opening towards God, I can say boldly that by the special Grace of God, we are going to end well. Nigeria will end well because God said it and the spoken word of God is very special because it can never go in vain. God told me Nigeria is number one in Africa and that Nigeria is a force to be reckoned with.

No matter what is happening presently in this country, God told me, Nigeria is number one in Africa, in agriculture, financially and in all things, and we are going to be number one. We shall become a hub center commercially. God has a very great plan for Nigeria, and we are going to end well no matter what is happening presently in the country.

There has been clamour for restructuring, what is your take on this?
Restructuring is good, but the number one utmost thing that we must do is to love one another. To have one nation and to ensure unity in our diversity, there must be love for another. When we have love for one another, we will shun tribalism and exist as one nation. The truth is that without love, restructuring this nation will not work.

We should unite ourselves in love, imagine when Nigeria is playing football, we come together to watch, just as football unites us together.

Moreover, we should love and pray for this country above selfish interests, tribes, and sentiments. Americans will always say God bless America, let’s speak positivity into his country, I can assure you all will be well.

Let’s stop cursing this nation Nigeria because of frustration and hatred. If we allow love to unite us, restructuring will work easily. Let’s harmonise and come together in love for a greater purpose, and let’s pursue a common goal.

What’s the way forward? What are the institutions that you think we need to strengthen?

Majorly, love is the key. We can achieve a lot with love. Also, we should shun tribalism and have a common goal to move Nigeria forward. When we strengthen all our institutions in love, everything will go on smoothly.

Are we truly democratized?
Yes, 25 years of stable democracy without military intervention is a testimony, if somebody had said so 25 years ago that Nigeria can still be practising stable democracy, one would have said no. Let me note that there is a future for us and we shall all get there in Jesus Christ mighty Name.

Myriads of problems bedeviling the country, many are of the opinion that poor leadership has been and is still our problem, what’s your view on this?Political leaders? What about the voters, it takes two to tango; it is worrisome that people collect money from politicians before they vote in this country. Voters sell their consciences at will for a pittance. Our problem starts when we collect money from people to vote, believe me, the best candidate will emerge when we stop selling our conscience. If politicians spend billions of naira before they get into power, be very sure they will want to get it back by all means. We, the followers, the masses too should work on ourselves before pointing accusing fingers.

What’s your advice?
25 years of stable democracy, I am very happy this is happening while I’m alive. There is a brighter future for us all in this country. God told me Nigeria is number one in Africa and I believe in the word of God more than anything. Let’s all be rest assured, believing the word of God.

How would you assess President Tinubu-led administration, one year in office?
We give glory to God, if God was not with the President, Nigeria would have collapsed. There is a lot of evidence to show that God is with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Since God is with him, surprisingly you will see that things will turn around for good.

How has the church, Christ Miracles Church Mission (CMCM) helped in strengthening democracy?
By God’s Grace here at the Christ Miracles Church Mission (CMCM), we have been preaching, and we shall continue to preach the raw undiluted word of God, which is the truth. We tell members to live Godly and love everyone no matter the tribe, race, sex, or religion.

We teach people to be selfless and respect others, we tell people to obey laws and place the country’s Interest above selfish ambitions.

In respect of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), CMCM gives scholarships to indigent students, and cash gifts to widows, the needy, and the less privileged no matter their religious affiliation.

In a bid to help youths fulfill God’s purpose for their destiny and to snatch them from myriads of ills bedeviling them in the present world, Christ Miracles Church Mission (CMCM) worldwide has given scholarships to over 100 indigent students who are members and non-members of the church.

We teach youths, young adults, and teenagers on developmental teachings, health seminars, skills acquisitions, career counseling, and mentoring as well as ICT training which featured among other things; how to stream church programmes , how to snap and edit pictures for social media page, live coverage of church services using phones and video camera, how to bring audio into live stream for online members, how to use Vmix to mix video images and also to display Bible verses, project information, and announcements, how to set up a Web Page as well as digital Evangelism

To ameliorate the sufferings of the masses likewise, CMCM constantly gives food items such as rice, beans, garri, yams, and other food gifts every service day in the church. We teach youths how to discover God’s purpose for their lives and work in it. It is a means of evangelism and mainly to capture the youths, teenagers, and young adults for Christ.

-TheNation

 

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‘I’ve never broke in my life’ – Oyedepo reveals how he became richest pastor

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The Presiding Bishop and founder of the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel International, David Oyedepo, has shared

The Presiding Bishop and founder of the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel International, David Oyedepo, has shared insights on how he depended on God to meet his needs, adding that he never “cornered church money,” Punch reports.

During his sermon titled “The Bible: A Most Reliable Guide to Life,” which was streamed live on the church’s YouTube channel on Sunday, Oyedepo highlighted the importance of relying on God’s words to solve life’s problems.

He said, “I asked when God told me to go into full-time ministry, ‘Lord, who pays me?’ because I’m not cultured to beg. I was sincere. Every sincere question has an answer with Jesus.

“Suddenly the word came: ‘after these things, He appointed seventy others also, and the labourer is worthy of his wages.”

Emphasising ‘appointed,’ Oyedepo explained that the response he got from God was “You are in my employment, I am responsible, just stay on duty.”

Oyedepo added, “Light of life. I have not looked for who pays me since then, till tomorrow, and till I go to heaven.

“We have never prayed for what to eat in my family. The five loaves of bread and two fishes were more than enough.

“I never cornered church money of N1 to my side. The light of life is so important; it shows you the way to go.”

Oyedepo further mentioned how God guided him on His purpose for marriage and the principles of building his church.

“Why is this church not growing? He took me through the lines of four points that could grow a church in the desert,” Oyedepo added as he encouraged his congregation to “reach out for the light.”

 

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Beware, no amount of anointing can stop sexual temptation, says Pastor Adeboye

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said he is still wary of sexual immorality despite his

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said he is still wary of sexual immorality despite his ‘anointing’ and years in the ministry.

Adeboye said despite his age, he runs faster than before to avoid any form of sexual temptation, noting that no amount of anointing can fight such temptation.

The cleric also warned ministers of the gospel to be wary of sexual immorality and the erroneous belief that their ‘anointing’ could help them withstand any temptation.

He stated these during a sermon at the just concluded Ministers & Workers Conference of RCCG America 1, which consists of North, Central & Caribbean with the theme: “The Glory Ahead”.

During the sermon shared on his YouTube page on Friday, Adeboye noted that Samson, who was a judge in Israel, fell into sexual immorality despite the anointing over him.

He said, “Somebody says, at your age, why are you still running? I run faster than before because the closer you get to the finishing point, the more careful you must be.

“Some of you can say, ‘Daddy, what are you saying, are you still running?’ I run fast.

“‘With all your anointing?’ Does anointing turn your body to stone? Samson was anointed. Single-handedly, he killed a thousand soldiers. A woman finished him. I hope the boys are listening.

“You can say, ‘Is anybody still interested in an 82-year-old man?’ She is not interested in you but interested in putting an end to all the great works God has done through you.

“You see that woman smiling at you everywhere you go, she is there smiling, and she is not your wife, run.”

Adeboye also counselled youths to be careful of lust, urging them to run away from anything that looks like sin.

He added, “And you girls, when you see a boy smiling at you saying, ‘Where have you been all my life? It looks as if the sun has just come out.’

“He is calling you sunshine. By the time he finishes with you, you won’t even know the difference between sunshine and sunset. You may laugh but mark my words.

“I do warn my children, particularly the boys. I said if the devil comes against you, tell the devil to get lost, but when you see a girl smiling at you in a funny way, run because you can’t win the battle.

“Didn’t you read a report that a man committed an offence about 42 years ago, and now his ministry is finished? Anybody who tells you that whatever you do is hidden, it’s hidden until the wind begins to blow.

“The Bible says, flee youthful lust. It did not ask you to say grace would be sufficient. There is no grace for what God says you should run from. Maybe grace to run.”

 

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No amount of anointing can fight sexual temptation, says Adeboye

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said he is still wary of sexual immorality despite his ‘anointing’ and years in the ministry.

Adeboye said despite his age, he runs faster than before to avoid any form of sexual temptation, noting that no amount of anointing can fight such temptation.

The cleric also warned ministers of the gospel to be wary of sexual immorality and the erroneous belief that their ‘anointing’ could help them withstand any temptation.

He stated these during a sermon at the just concluded Ministers & Workers Conference of RCCG Americas 1, which consists of North, Central & Caribbean with the theme: “The Glory Ahead”.

During the sermon shared on his YouTube page on Friday, Adeboye noted that Samson, who was a judge in Israel, fell into sexual immorality despite the anointing over him.

He said, “Somebody says, at your age, why are you still running? I run faster than before because the closer you get to the finishing point, the more careful you must be.

“Some of you can say, ‘Daddy, what are you saying, are you still running?’ I run fast.

“‘With all your anointing?’ Does anointing turn your body to stone? Samson was anointed. Single-handedly, he killed a thousand soldiers. A woman finished him. I hope the boys are listening.

“You can say, ‘Is anybody still interested in an 82-year-old man?’ She is not interested in you but interested in putting an end to all the great works God has done through you.

“You see that woman smiling at you everywhere you go, she is there smiling, and she is not your wife, run.”

Adeboye also counselled youths to be careful of lust, urging them to run away from anything that looks like sin.

He added, “And you girls, when you see a boy smiling at you saying, ‘Where have you been all my life? It looks as if the sun has just come out.’

“He is calling you sunshine. By the time he finishes with you, you won’t even know the difference between sunshine and sunset. You may laugh but mark my words.

“I do warn my children, particularly the boys. I said if the devil comes against you, tell the devil to get lost, but when you see a girl smiling at you in a funny way, run because you can’t win the battle.

“Didn’t you read a report that a man committed an offence about 42 years ago, and now his ministry is finished? Anybody who tells you that whatever you do is hidden, it’s hidden until the wind begins to blow.

“The Bible says, flee youthful lust. It did not ask you to say grace would be sufficient. There is no grace for what God says you should run from. Maybe grace to run.”

 

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Soun of Ogbomoso queries Chief Imam for Hajj trip without notification

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Soun queries Chief Imam for Hajj trip without notification

The Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye, has queried to embattled Chief Imam of Ogbomoso, Shiek Taliat Ayilara, for going to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj exercise without informing him (Soun).

The traditional ruler in the letter dated 10th June, 2024, said what the Chief Imam did was in contrast with the undertaking he signed before he became the Chief Imam.

The query was signed by the palace Secretary, Toyin Ajamu, on behalf of the traditional ruler.

The letter reads: “I refer to the earlier query issued to you with regards to your unbecoming and reprehensible conducts as Chief Imam Agba of Ogbomosoland and the need to desist from such conducts.

“You will recall that on your appointment as Chief Imam Agba of Ogbomosoland you signed an undertaking and agreement which you agreed will be binding on you.

“In the said undertaking, you unequivocally undertook to inform the Soun of Ogbomoso before traveling outside Ogbomoso.

“However, we have been informed that you are currently in Mecca on a Holy pilgrimage without notifying the Soun. This is a clear violation of your undertaking.

“Secondly, you agreed not to appoint any surrogate during your tenure without the approval of His Royal Majesty, Soun of Ogbomoso.

“Nevertheless, we have received information that you have appointed a surrogate namely Sheik Abdulrahman Alim Areo as the acting Chief Imam Agba of Ogbomosoland, who led the Jumat Prayer of Friday, 7th June, 2024 of the Central Mosques.

“This action is a direct breach of your undertakings. As the Soun of Ogbomosoland, I hereby demand that you immediately return to Ogbomoso and rectify these violations and desist from any further actions that violate the the undertakings you signed on the approval of your appointment as Chief Imam Agba of Ogbomosoland.”

When contacted, The Chief Imam confirmed the development, saying this was not the first time the Soun will issue him a query.

He said: “Yes. That is what I am confirming for you. He has issued some queries to me in the past. I will send you the documents.

“This time, he issued the query to me that I didn’t inform him before going to Saudi Arabia.”

Source: The Nation

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Aso, CCC Liberation parish hosts Arise & Shine prayer Ministry vigil

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The Celestial Church of Christ, Liberation Parish under the leadership of Venerable Superior Evangelist Prophet James Aso will hosts the

The Celestial Church of Christ, Liberation Parish under the leadership of Venerable Superior Evangelist Prophet James Aso will hosts the June edition of Arise & Shine Prayer Ministry night vigil by Prophet Obaloluwa Elijah T.S. Aweda.

The anticipated prayer night, tagged as: ‘I am The Light Of The World‘, citing the scripture from the book of John 8-12, says: ” Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

The prayer will take place on Friday June 28th, 2024, at CCC Liberation auditorium located at No. 8 Tayo Makinde Street, Ajala Bus-Stop, Jankara, Lagos, while the prayer night commences at 10:00pm.

According to the visionary of Arise & Shine Prayer Ministry, Prophet Obaloluwa Elijah T.S. Aweda with seven years experience in the journey of the monthly prayer night, described this month’s edition as a special night for the public to encounter the absolute light of God especially at this time of the world.

In the same vein, the host shepherd, Venerable Superior Evangelist Prophet James Aso has called on the public to join in witnessing a new beam of light as the theme of the message described.

“This is a monthly programme by the visionary, Prophet Obaloluwa Elijah T.S. Aweda, he has been doing it since seven years ago and God has continued to be with him. While I am calling on the general public for this powerful programme to be hosted in our parish, CCC Liberation, I am also appealing to everyone to come with faith and experience wonders as far as Celestial Church is concerned, God bless everyone.’ said Shepherd Aso.

Expected ministers of God are Prophet Oyekoya Isaiah, Apostle Kayode Abisola, Evangelist Akpojotor Victor, Evangelist Ayotunde Adeogun while Akirisore Cathedral, Liberation Parish and others will lead in song ministration respectively.

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1,301 pilgrims died during 2024 hajj, says Saudi Arabia

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1,301 pilgrims died during 2024 hajj, says Saudi Arabia

In an interview on Sunday, Fahd Al-Jalajel, the country’s minister of health, said 83 per cent of the 1,301 fatalities were unauthorised pilgrims who walked long distances in high temperatures to perform the hajj rituals.

The minister said 95 pilgrims were being treated in hospitals, some of whom were airlifted for treatment in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

“1,301 people died during the #Hajj1445 season. May Allah have mercy on them all, 83% of them are not authorised for Hajj, who walked long distances under the sun, without shelter or rest, including a number of elderly people and people with chronic diseases,” he said.

On May 26, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said Tawakaltu Alako, a Nigerian pilgrim, slumped and died in her hotel at Makkah.

Following this incident, NAHCON has reported many more deaths in this year’s hajj.

Abubakar Adamu, head of Nigeria’s medical team for 2024 Hajj, had told journalists on July 17, that one of the Nigerian pilgrims died due to heatstroke while on his way to Jamrate to perform the ritual of throwing stones.

Temperatures in Mecca this year climbed as high as 51.8 degrees Celsius (125 degrees Fahrenheit).

Mohammed Al-Abdulaali, a spokesperson for the Saudi health ministry, had said that more than 2,760 pilgrims suffered from sunstroke and heat stress on July 16 alone.

Source: The Cable

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