Christians invited to participate in politics and governance | The Guardian Nigeria News
The General Overseer of Ever Augmentant Anointing Ministries International, Igando, Lagos, Pastor Taiye Olayemi has called on Christians to live up to the divine mandate given to them in Isaiah 9:6 to lead Nigeria especially in approaching general elections in 2023.
Olayemi noted that the devil in the past has taken advantage of Christian inaction in national politics to give the country wicked rulers.
In his keynote address as the host of the Prophet Isa EL Buba Initiative for a Better and Brighter Nigeria (IBBN), a one-day ministers conference, held recently at his church, the cleric said, “I want to assure you and verily, verily that because we (Christians) are inactive, that is why Satan is in action. Nigeria is given to Christians to lead as a divine mandate in Isaiah 9:6. So in 2023 we must take over the leadership of this nation.
He advised Christians who have yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to go collect them so they can vote for God-fearing leaders in the 2023 general election.
He said: “Any minister who now invites me to his ministry must show me his PVC. If he doesn’t have it, I won’t accept his invitation. In our church, we do not allow members without PVC to enter, let these members go home and worship without PVC. We have a PVC committee, and thanks to this committee, many of our members have obtained their PVC.
“Prayer without action is folly. It is time we knew who we are in this world. We are not in Nigeria by chance. We are in Nigeria for a purpose. May we not go to heaven and be expelled for failing to fulfill our purpose on earth. Many will not make heaven not because of sin, but because of failure to fulfill God’s purpose on earth. One of the main goals is that we let us be the light and the salt of the earth.
IBBN State Coordinator in Lagos, Reverend Dr. Lawrence Osunsanmi speaking on the theme “Wake up in Nigeria”, said IBBN is globally recognized as the home of a new Nigeria. He urged the participants to prepare themselves as good citizens for the unity of the Church and Nigeria as a whole.
Apostle James Okocha, IBBN Vice President/Southern Nigeria Coordinator, charged both the participants and Nigerians in general to take responsibility for saving Nigeria from its troubles, instead of praying to God to save the country for them.
Okocha said that after completing creation on the seventh day, God handed over the affairs of the earth to man, as he rested from all works.
“The Bible says that on the seventh day of creation, God rested from all works. So how can people pray to the resting God to save them? It is our responsibility to save Nigeria and not praying to God to do it for us because God rests and has given us the responsibility to change the affairs of this world,” Okocha noted.