By Tare Youdeowei & Chris Onuoha
GENERAL Overseer of Christ Fire World Evangelism Ministry, Igbee-Ikorodu, Lagos, Prophet Israel Owonibi has declared that true and meaningful change will not come if leaders at different levels continue to enrich themselves to the detriment of the masses.
The cleric made the declaration at the church’s 2016 prophetic night, saying: “The nation is in chaos because of sin and God is not happy with us. The foundation is faulty. Poor people are suffering while sinners are enjoying. Peace may continue to elude this nation because of much sin. The situation may even get worse because there is no fear of God among politicians.”
According to Owonibi the best way out of the current socio-political crisis is attitudinal change at every sphere of human life. “It’s only God that can bring positive change to the nation. God will always fight for his children, and that’s why I declare this year, ‘My Year of Release’ and I pray that God will satisfy all the marginalized and oppressed people in this country, this year with favour.”
Owonibi blamed the current situation on the activities of some clergymen who had failed to declare the counsel of God because of filthy lucre.
“Some Christian leaders are not telling the truth because of materialism. Why should a pastor be involved in politics? It is wrong. A pastor should be content with his pulpit from where he can play an advisory role to the government. God’s office is different from secular office. That’s the reason God is mute over our problems, ” he argued.