Those occupying positions of authority in Nigeria were on Sunday, the 4th of October, charged not to make the attempt to stop churches from across the state from praying because the prayers of the saints have actually kept the country.
The charge came from the Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya while delivering a sermon on the topic, “Pray.”
Pastor Taiwo, who took his text from the book of second Chronicles chapter 7 verse 14 to 15 said that people should not allow selfishness to override the need to pray.
In his words, “There is a place of prayer, and the least I can do is to pray for Nigeria. There is nothing the devil can do to stop you from doing that which is covenant oriented before God. It is those who know their God that does great exploits. God still appears and talks to people.”
Quoting the book of Jeremiah Chapter 29 from verse 4, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya added that, “You are still a covenant child of God no matter the captivity you found yourself in. Live by the covenant and not by the dictates of what is happening in your environment. You must not be troubled because there is trouble everywhere.”
Pastor who said he will not stop shouting hallelujah, charged the congregation to encourage those being intimidated by the coronavirus to come to church and not allow COVID-19 to take advantage of them.
In declaring that the backbone of the devil has been broken forever, Pastor prayed that Christianity in the lives of members of the congregation would be seen by all.
“Christianity is all about witnessing. I see you blessed and unstoppable,” he said.
‘God Is Bringing You Back’
Pastor Nomthi during the service admonished the congregation from Zephaniah 3:19 that God will bring them out of whatever shame the devil has put them into, noting that God is always fighting their battles and would restore them.
“Everywhere the devil has put you to shame,” she declared, “God will gather you and bring you back for His praise and fame so that the world will know that God is for you. He will renew your life and you will even be better than before. Everywhere the devil has made you lame, God is strengthening your bones and giving you a new strength to trample upon the devil.”
She charged them not to lose hope as God is still working for their good.
“You will be back to your place with double honor, in Jesus’s name. See yourself crossing that Red Sea and your enemies being crushed where they think they would kill you,” she added.
The full messages are available on CDs and DVDs at The Fountain of Life Church Digital Media Store.