By Sam Eyoboka
LAGOS—GENERAL Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye on Sunday flagged off the 21st edition of the Kingdom Life World Conference of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, with a charge on Nigerians to get closer to God which is the only panacea for peace and all round development.
Speaking on the main theme of the week long programme, ‘The Unshakable Kingdom’, Pastor Adeboye with his wife, Folu in tow reminded Nigerians on the need to be closer to God who presides over the only kingdom that cannot be shaken, arguing that those who come under the umbrella of that kingdom would naturally not be shaken.
He prophesied that the Nigerian passport which security agents abroad currently look at with so much scorn will very soon become the most sought after travelling document the world over, reiterating the fact that Nigeria is cardinal to God’s plan and purpose in the end time.
According to him, when all Nigerians irrespective of tribe or creed, draw closer to God and offer prayers to the King of kings who supervises all, the kinds of things we perceive to be difficult now would be easy because “the King I am talking about watches over His children no matter the difficulties they face. He can even make demons to bring help to His children.”
Giving reason for his long absence from the annual conference, the RCCG general overseer, said he very much wanted but there were certain engagements abroad that had prevented him from coming, stressing “that something abroad had been chained this year that is why I am here now.”
Addressing newsmen at the occasion, wife of the Lagos State governor, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola and the presiding bishop of TREM, Bishop Mike Okonkwo enjoined Nigerian Christians to turn out en masse for the proposed voters registration exercise, vote for the candidates of their choice and be prepared to defend their votes.
Also appealing to Nigerians to be steadfast and prayerful, Mrs Fashola also assured Nigerians that it is just the beginning of new things for the country, adding that God has just started with us as a nation.
“Every Nigerian should therefore be part of the unshakable kingdom and participate in it and we will all see the miracles of God manifest in both our individual lives and the nation as a whole,” she stated.
In his submission, the chief host of the programme, Bishop Okonkwo explained the reasons for the theme, saying it is meant to encourage people that the things we currently see in our national politics are not the plans of God for the nation.
On the forthcoming election, he enjoined politicians to play the game by the rules and not see elections as a do or die affair, saying “we are looking for capable people who can deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
I am not interested in the religion or tribe of whoever emerges leader, what I am interested in is somebody who will have the interest of the people at heart.”
According to him, “we can have a peaceful election next year with the support of every Nigerian who must ensure that the process this time around is devoid of rancour and the bickering that we witnessed in the past.”