The presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Dr Mike Okonkwo, has admonished members of the Fountain of Life Church (TFOLC) to keep their faith unwavering in God despite all odds.
The bishop stated this during the combined Sunday service held at the main auditorium on August 13, 2023.
In the words of the Presiding Bishop of TREM, faith is also a time of endurance, adding that members and believers whose lives have been touched by Pastor Taiwo should keep their trust in the Lord despite the many unanswered questions in their hearts.
Speaking from Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38 and 1 Samuel 30:6, Bishop Mike Okonkwo noted that when life happens to Christians, the way to go is to run to God and keep trusting in him just as David did, which led to him getting answers and directions from God.
According to the clergyman, “If God is acknowledged amid adversities and trials, God will direct the path of his own”.
The cleric implored believers to arise and not to keep questioning God but to worship God (2 Samuel 12:19-20). He also urged Fountaineers not to be like Job in questioning God in times of adversity and trials of faith (Job 38:1-18, Job 40:1-14, Job 42:1-6) for God is a good God and always doing good things, and has promised never to leave nor forsake his own (Hebrews 13:5).
Bishop Okonkwo insisted that now is the time to be more dedicated, committed, and involved in the work of God as a way to show how impactful the life of Pastor Taiwo has been to Fountaineers.
He said the greatest honour and show of love to give to the Pastor Taiwo is for believers to bind together and unite in the vision given to the cleric for the work of God to keep on thriving.
Other scriptural references used are Psalm 84:1-5, Psalm 61:1-4, Psalm 34:1, Philippians 1:21, and 1 Corinthians 15:19.