By Adegbola Temitope & Aiyenowo Margaret
Christ the Saviour Evangelical Church, Palace of Miracles, Ikorodu, Lagos recently held its annual convention in a unique style with a theme; “Father, Son and Holy Spirit” with inspiration from I John 5:7.
The event featured concerts, bible quiz and a dedication of the church cathedral.
According to the General Overseer of the church, Rev. Deborah Alabi, the week long convention was attended by all members from different branches.
“The church began nine years ago. This year can be described as testimony year, because many people which God has done one thing or the other for in the past years are all here to give glory to God,” Rev. Alabi explained.
She confirmed that since God called her in 1983, she has been doing the work of evangelism before the establishment of the church in 1999.
In his message, invited guest, Prof. Kunle Abraham noted that the vacancy in heaven till today is because of the presence of the Holy Spirit here on earth.
He urged every child of God to know who they are and be matured in the things of God, arguing: “when you know who you are, you will have dominion over many issues of life.“
He admonished those with divine call to ministry to know what they believe and never give up in the midst of the storm. “Keep marching on, know who you are as a child of the Most High God created to show forth the glory of God.
“God of the night is still God of the day. Just believe in Him because He will never ask you to give account of 100 souls when He just asked you to be a shepherd of 20,“ Abraham stated.
According to him, “no matter the recession in the country, when the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is with you, you can walk boldly and confidently as challenges are stepping stones to greater and higher levels.”
Pastor Tony Alabi, the pastor in charge of the ministry, confirmed the calling of his wife years ago, saying that the church is still growing noting that God has done great wonders.
“We have been married for 34 years. When God called her, I believed and stood by her as God unfolded the assign-ment given,“ he said, noting that God has remained faithful.
“We were determined to fulfill God’s purpose together and not to focus on worldly pleasures. No matter how glittering they may be, they will fade off with time.”
Believing that next year would be greater, Pastor Tony urged believers to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and not the other things first. He said God has gone to prepare an unimaginable mansion in heaven for us, so we should strive not to partake in the second death as nothing can ever be compared to heaven.
“Let every child of God retrace their steps back to God whose hands are always wide open to receive and deliver us,” he added.