Abuja – The Primate, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, on Thursday, said God’s plan to restore and rebuild Nigeria would manifest soon.
Okoh stated this in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the 2018 Divine Commonwealth Conference (DIVCCON) scheduled to hold at the Ecumenical Centre, Abuja, from Monday to Friday.
He announced the theme of the conference as “I Will Restore”, saying restoration meant returning to original position.
According to him, it also means bringing back what existed before, a return of something to a former or unimpaired position and restitution of something taken away or lost.
“One common denominator in all the meanings of restoration is the return of something to its original form,” he explained.
The primate said that God had promised to guide, satisfy, prosper, refresh, rebuild, raise up, repair and restore Nigeria and its citizens for greater glory.
He said that the conference would bring down the mercy of God to tackle the several challenges that had hindered the nation’s economic prosperity, sustainable security and overall national development.
According to him, God has plans for Nigeria, but sin distorted God’s plan for the nation.
“God is not just a builder, but an architect. He has good plans for Nigeria, but somewhere along the line, something tampered with the plans.
“Sin came in, the plan was distorted. God being God, in his wisdom has decided to restore and rebuild the nation,” he said.
Okoh said that the original plan of God for Nigeria was that the people would multiply, be fruitful, have dominion, prosper and be in control.
“Then signs and wonders will follow,’’ he said.
The primate said the inspiration for DIVCCON came as a result of serious meditation by clerics.
“We discovered that most of our meetings, though avenues for prayers, worship and all sorts of things, they are essentially administrative in nature.
“So, I felt, eight years ago under God’s guidance, we should just gather for purpose of spirituality.
“We do nothing else but speak to edify people, ministrations, prayers, fellowship and let people who are not necessary Anglicans come to join in worshipping and praising the Almighty God.”
He assured that the conference would concentrate on strengthening people’s faith, adding that it would feature exposition on sub-themes and seminars in the mornings, with the evenings devoted to revival services.
Okoh disclosed that more than 7,500 Anglican faithful from Nigeria and Diaspora would attend the event.
“Speakers and Great servants of God from all over the world will be ministering.” (NAN)