From Julius B. Kezi, Kafanchan
Nigerians have been called upon to strive at getting personal spiritual independence being at Peace with God, the Almighty Creator of the Universe, as the only and surest guarantee to the attainment and Sustenance of all round independence for the individual, the family, community or nation.
Christian religious leader made the call at various Church Services organized in Kafanchan and its environs on Thursday, October 1, 2015, to pray as Nigeria marked 55th Independence anniversary.
Glorifying God for the existence, Unity, Progress and provision of solutions to challenges of Nigeria, Apostle Emmanuel E. Bako, the General Overseer, Operation Catch the Fire Ministry International/ Vice chairman Pentacostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Kaduna State Chapter said holiness and righteousness were the pillars of personal Spiritual independence and Peace, obtainable From God only, stressing the need for every Nigerian citizen to practice the Biblical injunction “Seek First the Kingdom of God and it’s righteousness and every other things, shall be added.”
Reading from 2 Kings 3:25-27, an accounts of a Sacrifice of a son by a wicked King of Moab, Apostle Emmanuel Bako called on Nigerians to cultivate godly virtues of adding value to Nigeria, by standing for truth, justice, unity and love, which would attract God’s blessings, peace and development.
He condemned adulatory, sodomy, witchcraft, corruption, insurgencies, kidnapping and other types of sins, which “are the bane of peace, unity, development and justice in the Country, which must be avoided for us to have break through.”
Similarly the chief Shepherd of the Gethsemane Prayer Ministry International Kafanchan, Pastor Nelson F. Dyagas, organised prayers for the country to mark the independence anniversary. He said the Bible says that “righteousness exalts and individual and a nation”, which implies that any person, family, community or nation that needs progress must operate in holiness, righteousness and faith in God He urged Nigerians to covet and practice holy living as a life style in order to attract God’s blessing and security.
The independence prayers for Nigeria was also organised at Bishara Baptist church and other eleven zones in Kafanchan Association of Nigeria (CAN) Jema’a Local Government. Guest Speaker of the of the occasion Bishop Markus Dogo of the Anglican Diocese of Kafanchan charged church leaders to dwell much at the Presence of God, tell their followers the truth, which will enable the Country witness the desired positive change being advocated.
Speaking on “the wind of change, the way forward for the Church” the cleric read the Holy Bible, Haggai 1 and 2 and charge Christians to understand the times and put their priorities right; pointing that God is concern about an individual’s holiness and righteousness, which will guarantee the prosperity and security of that individual, his community and the nation.
Prayers and prophetic decrees, as well as repentance from sins were offered for Nigeria and all strata of leadership, Security, its economy, educational institutions and civil service. Present were Rev. David Aruwa, CAN Chairman Jema’a Local Government, Apostle