Posted by News Express | 2 July 2014 | 3,175 times
Clergymen in the country have been asked to intercede for God to bring lasting solution to challenges facing Nigerians.
Governor Godswill Akpabio made the call during the investiture of the State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Cletus Bassey, as an Archbishop at Destiny International Missions Inc, Uyo. He said such challenges as security need divine intervention.
Akpabio further called on clergymen in the state to remain apolitical, and to speak the mind of God on the emergence of next state governor by 2015.
His words: “Men of God must always speak what God tells them. Let men of God not politicise the church or bring politics into the church. Allow God to intervene and produce the next leader of the state because God is a God of justice and not of confusion.
“Let us all do justice. We must do all we can to bring peace and harmony to the state. We must take the country forward by teaching our children love, peace and justice. We must all do away with tribalism and ethnic sentiments and we must always remain prayerful.”
The governor then urged clergymen in the state to continue in interceding for Nigerians through prayers and thanked them for always being supportive to the state through their prayers.
He congratulated the new Archbishop on his elevation, and pointed out that God is using him mightily and stressed that the Archbishop would continue to do a lot of work in the kingdom of heaven, which he says that God would continue to bless him more.
In his homily entitled ‘Grace for extra ordinary impact’, Rev. Dr Uma Ukpai, President of Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association, said that the measure of leadership is service and sacrifice, calling on the new Archbishop to sacrifice more for the people through fasting and prayers.
Ukpai who said the motive for leadership is love and the glory of God, stressed that the people of the state are looking for a change in Christendom, urging the new Archbishop to always act, crave and hunger after God.
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